Legal Considerations

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • Peter Kaufmann

Abstract

There has been a marked increase in litigations against hospitals and obstetricians in recent years. This litigation is frequently on behalf of children with cerebral palsy, malformations, or other less than optimal (expected) performance. Weinstein (1988), who has written a concise review on the topic, asserted that such litigation is principally the result of the following.

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Mural Thrombus Legal Consideration Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Single Umbilical Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Kaufmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Pathology and Reproductive MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.University Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Institut für Anatomie der Medizinischen Fakultät, Rheinisch-Westfälische TechnischeHochschule AachenAachenGermany

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