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The parent is authorized to consent or give authorization for the child's medical treatment by any licensed medical provider (which would ostensibly include the parent themselves) under the following Mississippi code section: http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/41/041/0003.htm
Medical malpractice occurs when the physician performs the surgery or other medical procedure below the standard of care for a similar physician or medical provider in the same or similar situation.
It may, but to create an actionable claim, the child must suffer an injury due to the negligent act.
That would be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. However, the fact that the surgeon happens to be the child's parent likely means that the parent is immune from suit due to parental immunity. However, this does not mean that this does not constitute a basis for a complaint to the medical board, or possibly a child abuse claim.
You are welcome. I do wish you the very best of luck (and I truly hope the child recovers rapidly).
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