Medical Negligence in Nigeria; The Legal Remedies

4 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2023

Date Written: September 29, 2022


In 2021, the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Nigeria (MDPCN) established a case of ‘’professional misconduct’’ against three doctors of a Lagos Hospital. This occasioned as a result of the death of a Lagos chef; Peju Ogboma who died after undergoing surgery at the hospital located in Victoria Island, Lagos The case of Peju Ogboma is one out of many cases of the unfortunate and precented act of medical negligence in Nigeria. This article seeks to discuss the different legal remedies available under the Nigerian law for medical negligence in Nigeria.

Keywords: medical negligence, remedies, nigeria

Suggested Citation

Ojo, Olawunmi, Medical Negligence in Nigeria; The Legal Remedies (September 29, 2022). Available at SSRN: or

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