Medical Negligence and Childbirth

A Guide to the Law in Ireland

By Doireann O'Mahony

Recent figures show that although 20% of all medical negligence claims brought in Ireland relate to alleged obstetric fault, they represent 55% of estimated liability. This is due to the high settlement costs associated with the most serious ~birth-related claims. This book equips legal practitioners who may have little or no understanding of a specific birth-related injury with the knowledge they need to advise on such cases. It is the first authoritative text to provide such comprehensive and in-depth guidance. The first section of the book is dedicated to the child, with chapters on cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, etc., while the second section covers issues regarding the mother, such as assisted delivery injuries, Caesarean section delays, and others. As well as covering the legal implications, including UK and Irish case law, the book also explains the various compensable birth injuries from a medical perspective. It will prove useful to both lawyers and medical professionals alike. [Subject: UK Law, Irish Law, Medical Negligence Law, Healthcare Law]

Publication Date: 12/1/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780438030