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Medical Malpractice in South Africa

Publication Language: English

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Medical Malpractice in South Africa is a subscription based product including both the printed loose-leaf and LexisMobile publications. Updates for 12 months (print and mobile) are included in the price.

Medical Malpractice in South Africa deals with the practical aspects of medical negligence litigation from a substantive, procedural and ethical point of view. It provides guidance on the many pitfalls in medical negligence litigation which, if not avoided could result in adverse outcomes and substantial costs for the client and attorney. It contains useful appendices such as a detailed medical terms glossary and a guide for the analysis of pleadings. This publication covers every important aspect of this highly technical and complex area of litigation

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Table of contents

Section_1 - Introduction

Section_2 - The reasonable doctor

Section_3 - Schools of thought

Section_4 - The legal liability of the Good Samaritan doctor

Section_5 - Consent

Section_6 - Patient records, confidentiality and disclosure

Section_7 - Structure of the medical profession

Section_8 - Ethics and unprofessional conduct

Section_9 - The recalcitrant practitioner: disciplinary procedures

Section_10 - Prescription of claims

Section_11 - Exclusionary clauses in medical service contracts

Section_12 - Res ipsa loquitur in medical negligence matters

Section_13 - Inquests

Section_14 - Experts in medical negligence litigation

Section_15 - Medical experts and medical reports

Section_16 - Case selection and evaluation

Section_17 - Pleadings

Section_18 - Discovery

Section_19 - Advice on evidence

Section_20 - Separation of issues

Section_21 - The request for trial particulars

Section_22 - The experts' meeting and minutes

Section_23 - The pre-trial rule 37 conference

Section_24 - The opening address