Aug 23, 2018

What legal options are available for medical negligence

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Victims of Medical Negligence have a number of legal options available for seeking redress; 

1. Such person may pursue a civil claim against physicians or other health care providers for alleged "tort", meaning the breach of a duty that results in personal injury.

2. File a complaint with the regulatory body (e.g. the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria). 3. Report to the Police who would conduct a Criminal Investigation and where the investigation reveals gross negligence, recklessness or wanton disregard for life of the victim, the police can prosecute or forward the case file to the office of the Attorney General of the State for possible prosecution.

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