There are a large number of potential situations that can be considered medical malpractice. While most people first thing of surgical error, some of the lesser-known categories of medical malpractice are beginning to get attention in recent years.
One landmark case involves an intersex child from South Carolina. His adopted parents have recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on his behalf. This is due to the fact that surgery was performed on him after his birth parents lost custody of him. While he was under the care of social service, it was decided between social service and doctors that the child would have corrective surgery. This surgery made him look like a girl. While his adopted parents initially raised him as a girl, they stopped when he continued to insist that he was a boy and began to look into the case.