Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Hostname: page-component-77c89778f8-gq7q9 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-07-18T20:55:37.401Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Chapter 2 - From Complaint to Litigation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2022

Swati Jha
Affiliation:
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Eloise Power
Affiliation:
Sergeants’ Inn, London
Get access

Summary

Obstetrics and gynaecology claims account for 20% of the number of all clinical negligence claims notified to the NHS Litigation Authority (predecessor to NHS Resolution) and 49% of the total value of clinical negligence claims. Many clinicians in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology will be involved in the litigation process at some point in their career, whether as a defendant, as a witness or as an expert. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the pre-litigation and litigation process.

Type
Chapter
Information
Lessons from Medicolegal Cases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Improving Clinical Practice
, pp. 13 - 29
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×