n South African Medical Journal - High-risk specialties threatened by runaway legal costs : izindaba

Volume 106, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It's hoped that it will take less than a decade, but legal and other reforms urgently needed to address the runaway costs of protecting physicians against clinical negligence - which threaten the very existence of higher risk specialties - now have a starkly clear outline. This emerged after a workshop sponsored by the Medical Protection Society (MPS), in which a review of pertinent global tort reform prompted animated and largely consensual discussion between almost equally represented doctors and lawyers.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error