Miloš Mlynček, Erik Lajtman, Marián Matejka
The aim of the review article is to point out to the increasing number of claims and litigations in connection with the medical malpractice. Gynaecology and obstetrics is one of the high-risk medical specialisations. The best prevention of claims is a precise professional communication with patients and their relatives and precise medical records. Each physician must be aware of the possibility of the lawsuit during his career. Defensive medical practices can be viewed as a response to the increasing number of litigations. However these practice increases total medical costs and decreases access to the standard medical care.