Maternal Mortality - A Legal Case Study

Halwani, Tharwat Mohammed
November 2009
Internet Journal of Health;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p17
Academic Journal
These study legal case discuss a case of Maternal Mortality presented for litigation demonstrating the obstacles and shortcomings of instruments of justices and social constitutions to guarantee patient rights and safety.


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