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Law Matters: Tort Regimes and Reproductive Health Regimes

Louise Marie Roth

in The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores theories about how laws and organizations influence each other. First, the chapter explores the purpose of tort laws and the goals of the tort reform movement and uses them to ... More


How Do Obscure Supreme Court Decisions Affect Me?

Carl F. Cranor

in Tragic Failures: How and Why We are Harmed by Toxic Chemicals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190635756
eISBN:
9780190635787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190635756.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

People seeking tort law redress when public health laws fail to protect them face both access and procedural obstacles in order to receive recompense for injuries. Three Supreme Court cases, ... More


What’s the Rush?: Tort Laws and Elective Early-Term Births

Louise Marie Roth

in The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes changes over time in early-term births. Labor induction rates have risen over time and many experts speculate that at least half of inductions are elective. Popular accounts ... More


The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Louise Marie Roth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Business of Birth examines the effects of malpractice and reproductive rights laws on maternity care practices in the US from 1995 to 2015. It is a common public belief that frivolous malpractice ... More


The Machine That Goes Ping!: Technology Fetishism and the Electronic Fetal Monitor

Louise Marie Roth

in The Business of Birth: Malpractice and Maternity Care in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479812257
eISBN:
9781479826117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812257.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the use of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) as a prime example of technology fetishism. EFM is not evidence based, but most maternity care providers routinely use it. ... More


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