Medical negligence and res ipsa loquitur in South Africa
The res ipsa loquitur doctrine is currently not being used in the South African courts. This paper discusses what is considered as medical negligence and the use of the res ipsa loquitur (the case speaks for itself) doctrine. A short overview of an international perspective is given followed by a discussion on how negligence matters are dealt with by the South African courts.
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Date published: 2008-12-12
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