Department of Law “Salvatore Pugliatti”, University of Messina, Messina, ItalyFulltext PDF
The doctors' work in genecology is the source of peculiar technical and medical problems. Surgery can cause unforeseen damage to both the mother and the child.Partum injuries can be defined as any physical traumas inflicted on the mother or child during the process of childbirth. Whilst it is true that most of perinatal injuries are suffered by the infant, whose body is usually very fragile, it is not uncommon for the pregnant mother to suffer traumas of various kinds too. A small portion of perinatal damage suffered by the mother may result from the censurable behaviour of the health care providers who assist during the delivery. Maternal childhood injuries vary in severity, and often have serious consequences on both a physical and an emotional level. If these severe injuries are a consequence of medical negligence, the mother has the right to claim damages. This paper aims to deepen the issue of childbirth; emphasizing the various pathologies related to the negligent behaviour of gynaecologists and obstetricians, with reference to the problem of damages.
Marchese A. Damages from Birth and the Logic of Compensation: Scientific Findings and Legal Suggestions. J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2017; 1(3): 1012.