Judge rules out staff negligence in Eastern Cape cerebral palsy lawsuit

A judge has found that, despite an admission of negligence by the Eastern Cape health MEC, there is no causal link between negligence by hospital staff and brain damage suffered by a child.

The case saw specialists called by the state and the litigant battle it out over medical science and procedures in front of Bhisho judge Igna Stretch in a medico-legal hearing into the circumstances of the birth of a cerebral palsied Somerset East child...

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