Extent of Liability of Medical Professionals upon Refusal to Treat Victims of Gunshot Injuries without Police Report

INTRODUCTION. Over the years, there has been an uncountable record of deaths of victims of gunshots as a result of the failure to produce police report as requested by hospitals and medical practitioners. It may interest you to know that no law has ever been made prohibiting medical practitioners from treating victims of gunshots without … Continue reading Extent of Liability of Medical Professionals upon Refusal to Treat Victims of Gunshot Injuries without Police Report

Medical Negligence in Nigeria: Are Practitioners Liable?

One hot thursday afternoon in February 2003, my mum drove my siblings and I to St. Theresa‚Äôs Hospital somewhere in Enugu for the routine vaccination against cerebrospinal meningitis. When it got to my turn, the nurse failed to use the size of needle required for a 9-year old child; instead she used a bigger one … Continue reading Medical Negligence in Nigeria: Are Practitioners Liable?