n Without Prejudice - The facts speak for themselves - or do they? : the law
|Article Title||The facts speak for themselves - or do they? : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Webber Wentzel|
|Publication Date||Oct 2015|
|Pages||29 - 30|
Proving the negligence of a medical professional can present many challenges to a plaintiff. From the outset, in most claims of professional negligence the professionals are at an advantage due to their qualifications, experience and knowledge. Lay people do not generally have the same level of understanding. When patients are under general anaesthetic, they are at a further disadvantage as they have no recollection of events that caused injury.
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