Liability for medical negligence in Nigeria

  • HA Olaniyan Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract

The paper discusses professional negligence of Medical Practitioners and other Medical allied staff in the light of the general law of Negligence, the Rules of Professional Ethics of Medical and Dental Practitioners in Nigeria, the decisions of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal (MDPDT) and of the Appellate or Superior Courts of Nigeria.

Keywords: medical negligence, Nigerian law, duty

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol. 4(2) 2005: 165-175
Published
2006-04-11
Section
Articles

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