n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The spectre of litigation - a dark cloud on the obstetric horizon : guest editorial

Volume 20, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Why are we as obstetricians the most frequent target of litigants and why do we carry the brunt of the financial load in litigation? Obstetricians in private practice in South Africa now pay R139 000.00 annually to the Medical Protection Society [MPS] for their medico-legal indemnity and this is likely to increase even further. While this appears excessive in our medical community, insurance payments in developed countries far exceed this.

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