Pregnancy Examination: Every practitioner examination is important
There is this well spread belief that pregnant women shall always have “patience” when it comes to the hospitalization before delivering the baby. However, if a gynecologist does not point out the immediate hospitalization of the child’s mother in the case of a pathological CTG, this may constitute a gross treatment error. No time shall be wasted.
In the case of severe mental and physical impairment of a child (here: symptomatic focal epilepsy, microcephaly, severe psychosomatic retardation and central vision impairment; 16-year-old plaintiff mentally and physically on the level of a six-month-old infant), damages for pain and suffering in the amount of €500,000 may be appropriate.
This has been stated at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, in the judgment dated December 17, 2021 – 26 U 102/20.
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