When is obstetrical error medical malpractice?

Monitoring the health of a patient/patients during a pregnancy, delivery and the first few weeks after birth requires certain knowledge, skill and experience. Although no medical provider is held to the standard of perfection, if their negligent actions or inaction breach standards of obstetrical care and cause injury or harm, it may be considered obstetrical error medical malpractice. In these cases, the medical provider may be liable for compensating a patient for the damage they caused.