Court rules emergency service must pay 100,000 crowns in damages


A regional court in South Moravia has ordered the emergency health service to issue a written apology as well as pay 100,000 crowns in damages for steps taken in a home birth in 2010. Shortly after the birth of the baby, a doctor pressured the mother to head to a hospital with her child; the court found no reason for the mother and her newborn to have taken the step: information that the baby was not in good health shortly after birth, as the service claimed, was not confirmed.