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June 04, 2010


surgical error

Doctors and surgeons are bound by the Medical Practitioners Act of 2007 to demonstrate a high level of professional performance at all times. Even though we understand that doctors and surgeons work long hours and have a very stressful vocation, they are highly rewarded for their skills and have a “duty of care” towards their patients. A surgical error compensation claim falls within the category of medical negligence and not as a personal injury.

surgical error compensation

The error is made in pre-operative planning, while undergoing a surgical procedure or during post-operative care, it is most likely to be extremely serious and sometimes does not come to light until much later in life.

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