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Medical Negligence and Childbirth

By: Doireann O'Mahony
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Published: 11-02-2021
Format: Paperback
Edition: 2nd
Extent: 536
ISBN: 9781526515995
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : €225.00

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About Medical Negligence and Childbirth

The second edition of this well-received book from 2015, which was named 'Legal Book of the Year' at the Irish Law Awards in 2016, takes account of recent developments in the area of medical negligence and childbirth.

With contributions from world-leading experts in obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology and other related specialties, this book will equip legal practitioners with the knowledge they need to advise on complex birth-related injuries.

The second edition contains ten brand new chapters covering issues including termination of pregnancy, autism, inquests and fatal injuries actions, as well as actions for wrongful birth. The up-to-date practice and procedure in medical negligence litigation is made clear, and quantum is explained in a readily comprehensible fashion.

As well as covering the legal implications of the various birth-related injuries, including analysing UK and Irish case law, the book also uniquely explains birth injuries from a medical perspective. This book will prove useful to both lawyers and medical professionals alike.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Litigation and Risk Management
Chapter 2: Civil Procedure in Medical Negligence
Chapter 3: Coroners' Inquests
Chapter 4: Expert Evidence
Chapter 5: Self-determination in Childbirth: The Law of Consent
Chapter 6: What is Cerebral Palsy?
Chapter 7: What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
Chapter 8: Neonatal Resuscitation
Chapter 9: The Law
Chapter 10: Timing Fetal Brain Damage Caused by Acute Near Total Asphyxia
Chapter 11: Timing Fetal Brain Damage Caused by Chronic Partial Asphyxia
Chapter 12: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 13: Failed Pregnancy
Chapter 14: Termination of Pregnancy: Practice and Problems
Chapter 15: Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury
Chapter 16: Injuries Caused by the Obstetric Forceps
Chapter 17: Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury
Chapter 18: Urological Injury Related to Childbirth
Chapter 19: Pre-term Birth Complications
Chapter 20: Screening for Fetal Abnormalities in the Context of Wrongful Birth
Chapter 21: Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Actions
Chapter 22: Psychiatric Injury Relating to Childbirth
Chapter 23: Psychosexual Injury Relating to Childbirth
Chapter 24: Wrongful Death Actions
Chapter 25: Quantum of Damages


“Often, a textbook appeals to too narrow an audience, but the author is to be applauded for making this book accessible and intelligible, not only to experienced lawyers and doctors, but also medical or legal lay people. The volume offers a commanding overview of an area that, at some point, touches all of our lives. Highly recommended.” –  The Law Society Gazette

“The 2nd Edition of this excellent contribution to the medico-legal field remains an important part of the medico-legal literature and landscape and remains of immense assistance and help to anyone involved in the area of childbirth and clinical negligence and is a text that is therefore highly recommended.

” –  Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland

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