Obstetrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery. Negligence committed here is very dangerous because you are dealing with the lives and health of two persons — the mother and the child.
When an obstetrician fails to take a detailed history and perform an adequate physical examination they are allowing a pregnancy to progress in a haphazard and potentially dangerous way. Furthermore, the failure to perform routine examinations during the course of the pregnancy will keep secret potentially devastating complications that, had they been caught, be relatively easy to treat.
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