The second edition of this well-received book from 2015, which takes stock of the many recent developments in the area of Medical Negligence and Childbirth, namely the changes surrounding the legalisation of abortion in Ireland. There have also been some other minor changes, including provision being made for periodic payments in catastrophic injury claims, as opposed to the previous lump sum payments under the old regime.
This book will equip legal practitioners who may have little or no knowledge of a specific birth-related injury with the knowledge they need to advise on such cases.
It is divided into two parts, the first being dedicated to the child and the second covering issues around the mother. The section covering the child contains chapters on cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries etc. the section on the mother contains chapters on assisted delivery injuries and Caesarean section delays etc.
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. This book will prove useful to both lawyers and medical professionals alike.