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Res Ipsa Loquitur & Medical Negligence - A Comparative Survey (Paperback)

Patrick Van Den Heever

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Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Negligence: A Comparative Survey analyses the application of the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur ('it speaks for itself') to medical negligence cases. The book aims to establish conclusively that the approach of the South African courts, that the doctrine should never find application in medical negligence cases, is untenable and out of touch with modern approaches adopted in other countries. Constitutional principles such as procedural equality, access to courts, access to health care, access to information, post-constitutional legislation, medical ethics and policy considerations are also discussed.

The book further provides a theoretical and practical legal framework for the application of the doctrine to medical negligence cases in South Africa in future. The authors argue for the application of the doctrine, not only in medical negligence cases, but also to related legal procedures that follow a medical accident such as medical inquests, criminal prosecutions and disciplinary inquiries instituted by the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Res Ipsa Loquitur and Medical Negligence includes a comprehensive comparison of the practical application of the doctrine to medical negligence cases in South Africa, England and the United States of America.

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Imprint: Juta Books
Country of origin: South Africa
Editors: Patrick Van Den Heever
Dimensions: 245 x 165 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 194
ISBN-13: 978-0-7021-8597-7
Categories: Books > Law
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LSN: 0-7021-8597-3
Barcode: 9780702185977

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