The Practitioner's Guide to Medical Malpractice in South African Law
The significant increase in medical malpractice litigation, both here in South Africa and internationally, looks set to continue. As a result medical malpractice law is an increasingly specialised area for both medical and legal practitioners. This timely publication, unique in its scope, is a must-have for anyone working in these areas.
- Author: Ian Dutton
- Title: The Practitioner's Guide to Medical Malpractice in South African Law
- ISBN: 978-1-920025-93-9
- Publication Date: 2015/06/28
- Publishing House: Siber Ink
- Target Market • Lawyers
• Insurance Companies
• Medical professionals
• Medical administrators in the private & public sector
The purpose of this book is to set out the fundamental principles governing the law of medical malpractice in clear and understandable terms, so that those principles can be applied in daily practice.
The intersection of the fields of medicine and the law produces formidable challenges. For the lawyer, the applicable legal principles and issues are as intellectually and professionally demanding as encountered in any field of the law. For the medical practitioner, there is at present an obstructive uncertainty and anxiety about the legal rules which apply, and the health professions accordingly feel under siege.
Added to this is the formative role that government and civil society plays in considering and assimilating into our legal system profound policy considerations affecting our most intimate interests. This book addresses these issue clearly and comprehensively.
About the author
Ian Dutton has practised both as an attorney and as an advocate for over twenty years. He has had a career-long professional interest and expertise in medical law. He has been involved in a number of reported and groundbreaking South African medical law cases, and is currently extending his interests to international medical law through an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh.
Ian is the chairperson of the KZN branch of the South African Medico Legal Society and has appeared on Carte Blanche as a specialist in his field.