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Pain and suffering recognised in R1.1m payout

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng Health Department’s potential medical liability has increased as a result of a judgment that has awarded R1.1m damages to the mother of a girl (2) who died after complications suffered at a public hospital.

Alcohol, tobacco sales bans have backfired

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 February 2021
Tags: #Banking & Finance Law #Health Care & Social #Tax Law
Government’s imposition of temporary bans on tobacco and alcohol sales was intended to curtail the consumption of tobacco and alcohol during the pandemic.

Doctors in urgent bid to access Ivermectin

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A group of 55 South African doctors and medical practitioners has launched an urgent court application seeking wide-ranging orders to enable them to personally use and prescribe Ivermectin to their patients, reports TimesLIVE.

New bid to legalise euthanasia

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A crucial challenge to determine whether or not euthanasia should be legalised is back in court. The last time the issue was raised was in 2015 when lawyer Robert Stransham-Ford launched an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for an order that a doctor be legally entitled to give him a lethal dose to end his life.

Cannabis business model test in High Court

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 04 February 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A battle by a business that ‘privately’ grew and prepared cannabis for clients, to have this service declared lawful, has landed in the Western Cape High Court.

Ivermectin order a 'breakthrough' for healthcare freedom

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 03 February 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) order delivered yesterday allows doctors to start Ivermectin treatment concurrently with the submission of an article 21 application to the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) for the use of the drug.

Doctors want legal protection for Covid-19 decisions

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Medical Protection Society (MPS), which represents 30 000 healthcare professionals, has urged the government to introduce Covid-19 disaster legislation to protect healthcare professionals from legal challenges relating to life and death decisions they might have to make because of limited resources.

Settlement reached on use of Ivermectin

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social
A court challenge aimed at legalising the use of Ivermectin in the treatment of Covid-19 – and giving doctors unfettered discretion on how to administer it – has been settled, notes a GroundUp report by legal writer Tania Broughton.

'Middle men' coined it from schools cleaning contracts

By Daily News Published on Monday, 01 February 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Some companies with no experience or expertise in Covid-19 sanitation earned millions for just hiring subcontractors to do their work for the Gauteng government's R431m classroom sanitation programme.

Life companies pay out millions as death toll rises

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 28 January 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Insurance Law
With a national death toll of more than 41 000 since March last year, life insurance companies have paid out hundreds of millions of rands in Covid-19 death claims.

Doctor, patients launch court bid to use Ivermectin

By Daily News Published on Monday, 25 January 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A doctor, two of his patients and AfriForum have launched an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to force authorities to give emergency authorisation for the use of the drug Ivermectin, notes Rapport.

Cellphone data study reveals high risk venues

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social
Restaurants, gyms and places of worship pose the greatest risk of infection, a US study using cellphone data has found.

Doctor loses SCA battle to avoid disciplinary hearing

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 January 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
According to a TimesLIVE report, the SCA has prescribed a legal lesson for a doctor accused of duping his patients into investing in a financially distressed company where he was a director.

Couple dispute sperm donor’s ‘parental rights’ claim

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 January 2021
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A lesbian couple have launched an application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) intended to block an artificial insemination sperm donor from claiming parental rights to their child.

Woman who screamed for hospital help dies

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social
A woman seen screaming for help in a viral video filmed at a Durban hospital has died. Her family have since confirmed that they are seeking legal advice on how to handle the matter, according to a report on the IoL site.

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