Malpractice mania: One doc fights back - and wins

28 May 2019 - 07:00 By Katherine Child
A North West doctor has won a court battle against a patient who accused him of negligence.
A North West doctor has won a court battle against a patient who accused him of negligence.
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North West surgeon Samuel Smith has won a lengthy court battle against a patient who accused him of negligence, in an important case for the medical fraternity that is grappling rising malpractice claims. 

Smith endured more than two years of litigation, and in the end, it came down to the detailed notes he had written to the patient’s medical aid.

 

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