Medical negligence: protection for patients in medical claims / Valzahmer Errino Mohd Tahir, Siti Nur Hafizah Mohd Sokran and Syarina Abdullah Thani

Mohd Tahir, Valzahmer Errino and Mohd Sokran, Siti Nur Hafizah and Abdullah Thani, Syarina (2007) Medical negligence: protection for patients in medical claims / Valzahmer Errino Mohd Tahir, Siti Nur Hafizah Mohd Sokran and Syarina Abdullah Thani. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Medical negligence is defined as a claim against doctors or medical practitioners by the patients in regards to their misconduct. A claim in medical negligence is a traumatic experience for both doctors and patients. Since the Bolam principle was introduced in 1957, the tort of negligence applies an objective standard as a measure of professional conduct, and though it is known as 'fault liability', there is no necessary correlation between a finding that a doctor was negligent in law and a judgment that his conduct was morally blameworthy. The burden of proof lies on the plaintiff. To succeed in his action, the plaintiff must show, first, that there was a breach of duty and second, that the damage flowed from that breach. But it has often been said that the legal concept of causation is not based on logic or philosophy. It is based on the practical way in which the ordinary man's mind works in the everyday affairs of life. Since the Bolam principle is no longer applicable in Malaysia, this study suggests a better protection for patients in medical claims. This is due to the fact that the previous laws being applied by the Malaysian Courts seemed not to be protecting the patients and their rights were jeopardized.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Mohd Tahir, Valzahmer Errino
2005681508
Mohd Sokran, Siti Nur Hafizah
2005600682
Abdullah Thani, Syarina
2005479404
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Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Syed Mohamed, Shatifah Saeedah
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Criminal law and procedure > Criminal law > Justification of an otherwise illegal act Special grounds, A-Z > Surgical operations and medical treatment
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Criminal law and procedure > Criminal law > Punishment and penalties. Measures of rehabilitation and safety
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Comparative law. International uniform Law > Criminal law and procedure > Criminal law > Punishment and penalties. Measures of rehabilitation and safety > Capital punishment
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Medical, negligence, patient
Date: October 2007
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32116
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