Negligible Responses to Medical Negligence in Nigeria
Friday, July 5th, 2013
Medical malpractice is generally defined as that professional misconduct comprised of illegal,unethical,negligent or immoral conduct of a person in a professional position, resulting in the failure to fulfil the duties associated with that position.
On the second week of April 2013, Funmi Lawal, a graduate of the Law Faculty, University of Lagos, died of cancer. According to reports dating back to the time Funmi was a student of the University of Lagos, she had been complaining about shoulder pains, and like any other health conscious individual, she consulted doctors who, negligently, did not diagnose her cancer but treated her for other ailments. However, a while after this, her shoulder pains developed into something more dangerous and sinister, before which time the doctors did not know that Funmi had cancer.
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Tags: Africa and Development, Cancer, Framework, Funmi Lawal, Gani Fawehinmi, Idrees Ibraheem, Law, Law and Environment, Medical Negligence, Medicine, Negligence, Nigerian Health System, University of Lagos
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