Medical negligence

  • SF Otto


The progress made in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine has resulted in an increase in the number of malpractice suits brought against medical practitioners. To constitute negligence it must be shown that the conduct of
the accused did not measure up to the standard of care the law required of
him in the particular circumstances and that he acted with guilt and therefore
can be blamed for the deed. This paper describes medical practitioner
negligence and reviews relevant cases.

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2078-6778
print ISSN: 1027-202X