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Court gives gay couple equal rights as mothers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 20 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A same-sex couple will begin treatment at a fertility clinic with a ground-breaking court order in hand that says they will both be mother to a child who has yet to be conceived.

Student sues after professor cleared of rape

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 13 January 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The law student at Unisa who alleged that a professor had raped her – he was cleared after a disciplinary hearing at the university – is challenging the decision in a civil case.

Doctors raise concerns over medical negligence arrests

Following the arrest and court appearance of two Johannesburg doctors – paediatric surgeon Peter Beale (73) and anaesthetist Abdulhay Munshi (56) – who were accused of medical negligence – some doctors are having second thoughts about performing intricate, lifesaving surgical procedures.

'Payment in kind' ruling welcomed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The KZN Department of Health has welcomed a recent Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) ruling that the Gauteng Department of Health will no longer have to fork out large cash sums for negligence at state medical facilities, says a report in The Mercury.

Judge orders twins returned to parents

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 06 January 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) ordered that an unnamed place of safety and the police return twin girls to their parents after they were ‘lost’ in the social care system for four days following their parents arrest.

‘But-for’ causation test a step too far ...

There is a worrying trend of systematic medical negligence in our hospitals. In AN v MEC for Health, Eastern Cape, the SCA recently remarked that ‘far too often this court is confronted with serious and serial negligence’ in hospitals … it is clear that studied neglect of standards has become pervasive in many such hospitals. 'Those reliant upon their services are receiving substandard care’.

Wrong forum ruling in single-sex hostel case

Black workers who live in a single-sex hostel at a Western Cape wine estate have been told the Equality Court is not the correct forum to resolve their grievances.

Damages for botched op by unsupervised trainee surgeon

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 12 December 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
Johannes Manganyi is due to receive damages from the MEC for Health after a trainee surgeon incorrectly inserted a metal plate into his wrist at Dr George Mukhari Hospital.

Arrest warrants for doctors after child's death

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
Paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi, who are facing culpable homicide and negligence charges in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy, have been served with arrest warrants.

Anti-abortion doctor case postponed again

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Tags: #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Jacques de Vos, a doctor accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy, pleaded not guilty to the charges at his disciplinary hearing yesterday.

Minister granted extension to resolve foster grant crisis

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 28 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has granted Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu two years to come up with a comprehensive legal solution to the crisis in the foster care system, reports TimesLIVE.

Group seeks right for parents to bury a foetus

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 15 November 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Parents who lose their unborn child before 26 weeks of gestation should have the choice to bury the remains and government has no right to place legal barriers in their way.

Directorate to probe rash of KZN claims

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A multimillion-rand lawsuit against a hospital has laid bare the crisis faced by the KZN Department of Health over medical negligence claims that have gone through the roof, says a report in The Mercury.

Another KZN negligence case investigated

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Personal Injury Law
The KZN Health Department is investigating yet another allegation of negligence after an object thought to be part of a needle was left in a man’s jaw after an operation last year.

Still a 'serious offence' to deal in cannabis

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
The marketing and selling of cannabis products remains illegal, the medicines regulator and police have warned, except for specific conditions permitted under the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

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