In this video, John McCarthy answers the frequently asked question, “Am I always entitled to compensation if I suffered an infection after giving birth?”
Most definitely not. Most of these cases, unless there is manifest negligence on the part of the hospital staff, will be defended. To what extent is determined by the circumstances of the case, but infections can arise even if excellent care is given, so you have to show some shortcoming or some foreseeable thing that could have been done or not done, and because it was or wasn’t done, this gave rise to the infection. In the absence of clear evidence to that effect, an infection in and of itself won’t entitle you to be compensated.
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