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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.
Government’s imposition of temporary bans on tobacco and alcohol sales was intended to curtail the consumption of tobacco and alcohol during the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restaurants, gyms and places of worship pose the greatest risk of infection, a US study using cellphone data has found.
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.
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.
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.