n SA Journal of Radiology - Medical negligence : review article
|Article Title||Medical negligence : review article|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Publication Date||Aug 2004|
|Pages||19 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||Medical negligence, Medical practitioners, Proof of negligence and Vicarious liability|
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.
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