What happens if someone takes you child for medical treatment without your consent?
Question Details: My girlfriend's son injured his toe in football practice. She wanted to take him to the hospital to have it looked at but he wasn't able to go when she wanted to take him. Later the next day, his friends dad took him but here's where things get confusing. His friend's dad has no legal ties to her son so he took him to the hospital and entered him under his son's name so he would be covered by his insurance and be treated. He never contacted my girlfriend to ask for consent and neither did the hospital since they thought it was his son since that's how he was entered. Is there any legal action she can take against the hospital or the friend's father for not requesting consent to treat her son?
The hospital did nothing wrong: they were lied to and, as you write, thougnt the man was the boy's father. They had no reason to think that they needed anyone's consent other than the boy's alleged "father." Since they did nothong wrong, they are not liable for anything.
If this costs your girlfriend anything or in some way harms her son, she could sue the man for the costs or harm. But lawsuits only provide compensation for actual harm or economic loss, so if there wad no harm or loss, there is no point in suing.
She could file a police report for this, since he had no right to take her son or pretend to be his father.