When delivering a child a nurse, midwife, gynaecologist or other specialist can make a (medical) error causing injuries to the mother or child. Under circumstances the healthcare professional or hospital can be held liable, if it can be demonstrated that they did not act in compliance with the care that is expected of a reasonably competent and reasonably acting professional colleague. The liability relates to the material and immaterial loss sustained by the mother or her child.
Whether the healthcare professional or the hospital is liable, is decided on a case-by-case basis. It is extremely important to read the medical file thoroughly for the relevant facts. It is just as important to have an understanding of biological and childbirth processes. Close cooperation with our team of medical advisors is essential in those cases. Our lawyers have specific knowledge of and experience in birth defect cases.