The Bolam Test: An unfair decision in the torts of professional negligence

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By: Derick Adu-Gyamfi Esq.

The torts of professional negligence is not well developed in our Ghanaian jurisprudence like other common law countries. Over the years, our courts have dealt with few numbers of cases on this subject. Because of the dearth of authorities in our law reports, most of the decided cases on this subject has been decided on the Bolam v Friern Hospital
Management Committee1 principle, (popularly known as the Bolam Test).