November 9, 2011
The Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare has proposed a new act to provide up to 30 million in compensation for newborns or moms who die during childbirth.
Starting in 2013, the government and the doctor(s) will also be required to compensate for babies diagnosed with cerebral palsy during birth, even if there’s no proof that the doctor’s mistake caused the accident, according to arirang, Korea’s Global TV.
The Ministry hopes to more efficiently resolve prolonged lawsuits.
For more information, Korean Government to Compensate Medical Accidents that Happen while Giving Birth