'Maternity benefits not just for live births'

  • | Thursday | 6th December, 2018

It is a settled proposition of law that a child in its mother’s womb is entitled to all rights, including property. BENGALURU: A private insurance company’s contention that maternity benefits are applicable only to live births came under criticism from a city consumer court recently. ICICI Lombard appeared through its counsel who termed the complaint frivolous, vexatious and an attempt to obtain wrongful monetary gain. An ICICI Lombard General Insurance policy holder through Wipro, Maya submitted the bills to claim refund through the agent, Medi Assist India. The court on November 17 ruled ICICI Lombard, Medi Assist and Wipro are liable to pay pending medical expenses of Rs 97,028 with a compensation of Rs 5,000 to the woman within four weeks.

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