It is no wonder with names like that, that people find this area of law and getting help from attorneys, so intimidating. The truth of the matter is that even for lawyers, these cases are complex and difficult. Medical negligence matters involve cases where doctors or other medical experts operate on you in a negligent or inappropriate way.
These medical malpractice cases would include a variety of matters, including birth defects or brain damage suffered during the birth process resulting in birth asphyxia. The damages you suffer come in many forms – including pain and suffering, costs of medical treatment later to rectify the negligence and in some cases, loss of income – either for time off work, or because you can no longer work or can no longer work in the same sort of field that you did previously.
We use a panel of leading specialists in Johannesburg to whom we refer you for medical opinions. The panel includes orthopaedic surgeons, neuro-surgeons, plastic surgeons, psychiatrists, occupational therapists as well as industrial psychologists.
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