While there is much to be said for deferring to those with the relevant expertise, the courts need to take a much more active role in scrutinising the actions of medical professionals when determining the standard of care in medical negligence cases.

While there is much to be said for deferring to those with the relevant expertise, the courts need to take a much more active role in scrutinising the actions of medical professionals when determining the standard of care in medical negligence cases.