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Mother sues 13 years after brain-damaged birth

By Daily News Published on Monday, 26 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Nelson Mandela Bay mother, whose child was born with severe brain damage after problems during birth, intends suing Dora Nginza Hospital and the Eastern Cape Health Department for more than R4m.

Gynaecologist not liable for Down syndrome birth

By Daily News Published on Friday, 23 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Malpractice Law
For eight years, a Johannesburg gynaecologist faced a multimillion-rand claim after one of his patients gave birth to a baby with Down syndrome.

Called-out doctor jailed for breaking curfew

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
An ear, nose and throat specialist spent Friday night in the Edenvale police holding cells with four other people. He was accused of violating the Covid-19 curfew, although the doctor told police he was attending to a medical emergency in the West Rand, says a TimesLIVE report.

Advocate appointed to head decuplets story inquiry

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Independent Media says it has appointed veteran anti-apartheid lawyer, Michael Donen SC, to chair its external inquiry into the Tembisa decuplets story, according to a report on the IoL site.

Discovery caught up in official's alleged board 'fix'

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 July 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social
An investigation has been launched after a senior Discovery Health official was caught on tape hatching a scheme to fix the board at one of its client medical aids in order to protect its profits.

'Decuplets mom' seeks release from hospital

By Daily News Published on Friday, 09 July 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Moliehi Maria Sithole, also known as Gosiame Thamara, and her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, the pair at the centre of the decuplets saga, have turned to the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) for an urgent order to force the government to release her from a hospital where they say she is being held against her will.

Black doctors allege exit exams discrimination

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social
Black doctors have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) against the body tasked with examining them – the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA).

Sorry decuplets saga to be investigated

By Daily News Published on Monday, 28 June 2021
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Media Law
The sorry saga of the alleged birth of decuplets, now shown to be a hoax, is to be independently investigated by the media group, whose newspaper, the Pretoria News, was the source of the reports.

Cannabis strategy finally ready for Nedlac debate

By Daily News Published on Monday, 21 June 2021
Tags: #Administrative Law #Constitutional Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The government is due present the national cannabis master plan to the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) on Wednesday, almost three years after the Constitutional Court decriminalised the use of the plant.

Judge dismisses sperm donor's bid for visitation rights

By Daily News Published on Friday, 18 June 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A sperm donor has failed in his bid to have contact with the child he ‘fathered’. This is the effect of a ruling by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Jody Kollapen in an unusual battle in which the donor and his mother sought visitation rights for the now five-year-old child.

R4bn in claims put department on brink

By Daily News Published on Friday, 18 June 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Bhisho legislature has been told that the Eastern Cape Health Department is on the verge of collapse and has been paralysed by R4bn worth of medico-legal claims in the past financial year.

Malema tells EFF to defy lockdown rules

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 17 June 2021
Tags: #General Legal Practice #Health Care & Social #Litigation
EFF leader Julius Malema has launched a scathing attack on government, instructing his members to defy lockdown regulations until more coronavirus vaccines were procured.

The Butcher Who Went to Work With COVID-19

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Monday, 07 June 2021
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both employers and their employees to a whole new slew of risks. One of the more serious is the danger of infected employees coming to work and by doing so endangering the lives of not just their colleagues, but also customers and anyone else unfortunate enough to come into contact with them.

Mother suing for womb removal without knowledge

By Daily News Published on Monday, 31 May 2021
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
An Eastern Cape mother is suing the provincial Health Department for R3m after a doctor removed her womb, allegedly without her knowledge, when she developed an infection after her Caesarean section, says a DispatchLIVE report. 

SARS move on school fees for disabled under fire

By Daily News Published on Friday, 28 May 2021
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Tax Law
SARS’ continued attack on the ability of taxpayers to claim relief for the education costs of the disabled has been described as ‘mean and disrespectful’, according to a Moneyweb report.

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