The most crucial part of suing a hospital in South Africa is acquiring proper legal representation.
Personal injury lawyers help clients by utilizing their extensive knowledge surrounding personal injury claims.
Malpractice attorneys assist their clients by assessing whether or not they have a legal medical malpractice case.
In South Africa, you can claim medical malpractice damages for all medical expenses, including past and predicted future expenses such as rehabilitation, treatment, and ongoing care. You can also claim damages for general suffering, pain, or disfigurement. Lastly, you can claim for loss of income.
You can sue a hospital for medical negligence as it can assume vicarious liability for its employees. In the case of a state hospital, the State represented by the Minister of Health or relevant MEC can be held liable. In the case of private hospitals, the owners or managers can be held accountable.