Couple falls pregnant, sues obstetrician for R1.4m, and loses

12 March 2019 - 07:00 By TANIA BROUGHTON
A KwaZulu-Natal couple has failed to claim damages from an obstetrician for not sterilising the female.
A KwaZulu-Natal couple has failed to claim damages from an obstetrician for not sterilising the female.
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A Pietermaritzburg couple has failed to claim damages of R1.4m from a local obstetrician for not sterilising the mother after the birth of their second child.

A judge ruled that Dr KC Dhavaraj’s version that the couple had not signed a consent form for the procedure – and his notes that recorded that he had told the wife she must come back to him about having the procedure done – could not be gainsaid.

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