The medico-legal community has experienced a rise in medical negligence claims in the past six years, as patients are becoming more aware of their rights regarding health care and medical treatment. South Africa has struggled with medical negligence law in the past as there were inefficient procedures for patients to make such claims. However, attorneys in South Africa are bringing experience and professional legal services to the table to help the public receive justice and compensation after suffering from medical negligence.
Professional attorneys in South Africa
Such attorneys can be found at Paul du Plessis Attorneys. We have over 20 years of experience and specialise in medico-legal services, with a strong focus on medical negligence and medical malpractice. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but differ slightly in legal examination. When you present a potential case of medical mistreatment, we first examine whether it measures up against the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in the same situation (negligence) and secondly conduct an evaluation by measuring your medical practitioners conduct against a standard of medical care as established by the medical society. We consult with leading medical experts that are upstanding members of the medico-legal community in order to ensure that all facts are uncovered and all possibilities considered. Should your medical practitioner fail to measure up to either of these investigations, there is grounds for a case against them.
Attorneys specialising in medico-legal services
It pays to approach an attorney who has specialist knowledge of a particular area, especially in medical cases. Paul du Plessis himself has been focussing on medical malpractice litigation since he started Paul du Plessis Attorneys in 1996. Due to the complex nature of both law and medicine, there have been several involved cases over the years, all of which he successfully concluded to the satisfaction of his clients. At Paul du Plessis Attorneys, we strive to bring you the most rewarding and appropriate results, coupled with efficient, friendly and compassionate service and advice. Contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys for specialist medico-legal attorneys who offer affordable and unparalleled services.