Birth injuries caused by medical negligence are a real threat for mothers and their children, which can entail catastrophic, life-changing consequences, permanent disability, or even death. Families almost always seek redress from doctors and/or facilities, but in order for a birth injury malpractice claim to be successful, it needs to be proven that the medical care providers owed a duty to the child and that they were derelict in that duty and did not meet the proper standard of care; Furthermore, a causal relationship needs to be established between injury sustained by the child and the physician’s or provider’s breach of duty to the child. Relevant scientific articles have been collected by drawing upon medical search engines and archives such as Medline, Cochrane Central, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, EMBASE and Google Scholar, through December 2019, using keywords such as “birth injuries”, “malpractice”, “claims”. Moreover, the Authors have delved into legal databases (Justia, Lexis, De Jure, Leagle), identifying 6 meaningful instances of court cases centered around birth injuries with severe consequences, all stemming from malpractice and negligence. Ultimately, it can be concluded that demonstrable and ad- equately documented compliance with well-established guidelines and/ or best practices are a determining factor in the legal defence of health care operators; that in turn can go a long way towards discouraging meritless claims and frivolous lawsuits, which constitute a challenging issue raising health care costs in many countries.
Childbirth Injuries: an issue fraught with risks from the health care and medicolegal perspectives / Rinaldi, R.; Piersanti, V.; Consalvo, F.; Del Rio, A.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - 171:3(2020), pp. e229-e234. [10.7417/CT.2020.2218]
|Titolo:||Childbirth Injuries: an issue fraught with risks from the health care and medicolegal perspectives|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Citazione:||Childbirth Injuries: an issue fraught with risks from the health care and medicolegal perspectives / Rinaldi, R.; Piersanti, V.; Consalvo, F.; Del Rio, A.. - In: LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA. - ISSN 0009-9074. - 171:3(2020), pp. e229-e234. [10.7417/CT.2020.2218]|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|