Esterhuizen v. Administrator, Transvaal: a case review

Poonitha Naidoo

Abstract


According to South African law, a patient must be informed of risks that may arise after any medical intervention, especially in cases where the proposed treatment may imply drastic consequences [1]. The plaintiff in Esterhuizen v Administrator, Transvaal [2] was subjected to x-ray treatment without the required consent having been obtained.

Keywords


informed consent; paternalism; law; superficial x-ray; Chaoul Unit; nodules; amputation

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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