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Negligent Treatment in Obstetrics and Midwifery

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print July 2000 | ISBN: 9780198264682
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682759 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0004
Negligent Treatment in Obstetrics and Midwifery

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This chapter considers the application of the principles discussed in Chapter 3 to cases in which doctors or midwives have provided unsatisfactory care and the woman or her child has suffered harm. Before this task is undertaken, it is necessary to address an important preliminary matter. This is whether, after a child is born, the law will permit a damages claim for negligence occurring before birth.

Keywords: damages; negligence; antenatal injury; pregnancy; pregnant women

Chapter.  13539 words. 

Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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