Medical Profession’s Duty Of Care

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The medical profession’s “duty of care” compels doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to take maximum precautions and any necessary action to ensure that all treatment decisions, procedures, and logistics have been carried out with the patient’s welfare in mind. In the event that they have not done so, it may be that there is a medical negligence case to be made. If you want to know more on this topic, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists provides a number of resources.

What Are the Common Grounds for Making a Birth Injury Negligence Claims?


When filing a legal case, the claimant must establish a valid ground for claiming medical negligence during childbirth. Reasons can include:

  • General misdiagnosis – This may include any wrong diagnosis or partially wrong diagnosis leading to a birth injury.

  • Anesthesia mistakes – This may include injuries caused by incorrectly administered anesthesia to the mother during a surgical procedure.

  • Complications as a result of incorrect or surgical procedure – This may include injuries caused as a consequence of the incorrect medical or surgical procedure.

  • Errors in the cosmetic procedure – This may include birth injuries caused by a poorly performed surgical procedure.

  • Care negligence – This may include injuries caused during postnatal care.

Being able to demonstrate one or more of the above examples of negligence will form a key part of your compensation claim.

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