Medical Attorneys In South Africa
Medical malpractice is defined as a negligent act or omission by a medical professional that results in personal injury to a patient. It is a highly specialised field and is subject to legal principles and rules of procedure that differ from other areas of the law. That is why it is best to consult medical attorneys in South Africa when you feel that you have a valid case.
If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence, you have the right to look at your own medical records, charts and information. While these records can help you build a solid case, they can also be very confusing and intimidating. Medical attorneys will advise and assist you with all of your malpractice claims as they specialise in this field.
Medical attorneys in South Africa can assist you if you were injured in any of the following ways:
- Treatment – performing surgery without the proper care and skill; providing post-operative care without the proper attention and skill; failing to provide the appropriate referral for the condition; treating a condition inappropriately.
- Diagnosis – incorrectly diagnosing or misdiagnosing a condition; delaying the diagnosis, resulting in a less favourable outcome; reporting incorrectly on test results.
- Illness management – providing insufficient warning or no warning at all, of the risks associated with a procedure or treatment; failing to inform the patient of alternative treatments or procedures.
While it is a known fact that legal fees are high, you can’t really put a price on the injury or death of a loved one. Many medical attorneys in South Africaoffer a range of fee structures and often deal with matters on a contingency basis – in other words no win, no pay.
If you think you might have a personal injury claim for compensation due to damages suffered, contact us today for professional legal advice from experienced medical attorneys in South Africa.