In South African law a medical practitioner has a duty to disclose a material risk of a planned procedure to the patient.

In South African law a medical practitioner has a duty to disclose a material risk of a planned procedure to the patient.

For the consent to the planned procedure to constitute a justification that excludes the wrongfulness of the medical treatment and its consequences, the

Tmedical practitioner is obliged to warn a patient so consenting of a material risk inherent in the proposed treatment. A risk is regarded as being material if in the circumstances of the particular case:

a. A reasonable person in the patients position, if warned of the risk, would be likely to attach significance to it, or
b. The medical practitioner is or should reasonable be aware that the particular patient, if warned of the risk, would be likely to attach significance to it.

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