Medical Negligence

Categories: Medico-Legal Series
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About Course

Awareness about medical negligence is on the rise in Nigeria. All manner of factors ranging from Financial to infrastructural, educational, cultural, religious, political, and historical factors all play a crucial role in medical negligence and also reflect in patients’ expectations regarding acceptable professional performance and the liability of medical professionals for medical negligence. The purpose of this course is to expose participants to the applicable Laws relating to Medical Malfeasance/Negligence in Nigeria. The course also seeks to look at ways and means in which medical professionals can safeguard themselves against the risk of medical negligence by practicing both legal and medical defence strategies.

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What Will You Learn?

  • understand the medico-legal issues relating to Medical malfeasance and Medical Negligence in the Nigerian context.
  • appropriately dimension the settings for Medical Negligence.
  • know the process of medical malfeasance and death investigation in Nigeria
  • get exposed to the Coroner system in Lagos State

Course Content

Medical Malfeasance

  • Malfeasance, Misfeasance and Nonfeasance explained
  • Medical Negligence
  • Settings for Medical Negligence
  • Medical Negligence vs Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence vs Medical Malpractice contd.
  • Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)
  • Medical Malfeasance and Death Investigation