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August, 2012 - Lagos, Nigeria



Otegbade V Ajetunmobi - ǼLEX Wins First in N20,000,000 Judgment


The Dispute Resolution practice group recently obtained the first ever major medical malpractice judgment in Nigeria. Judgment in the sum of N20, 000,000.00 was obtained against the Lagos State Health Management Board and four of its doctors. The claim which was founded in medical negligence, resulted from the less than adequate gynaecological and obstetric care given to the claimant, which resulted in the death of a distressed baby. The trial Judge agreed with our submissions that the level of recklessness exhibited by the government doctors and staff warranted exemplary damages. It is one of the few successful actions where such quantum of damages has been awarded to parties for the negligent and reckless conduct of a government owned hospital.


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