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Court action threat over 'exposed' health workers

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social #Litigation
SA’s biggest public sector union, Nehawu, has threatened Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with court action, accusing his department of allegedly forcing some health workers to work without protective gear, notes a Cape Argus report.

Ramaphosa steps up virus battle

As the strong-arms tactics of the police and the army came into sharp focus yesterday (see separate reports below), including in one instance a home invasion, President Cyril Ramaphosa last night ramped up the fight against Covid-19, announcing 10 000 field workers are set to go door-to-door across the country to screen residents for symptoms.

Courts, lawyers pulled into virus-linked actions

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
As we begin the fourth day of 21-day lockdown, news of legal challenges, as well as positive responses from some sections of the law community, is beginning to filter through the myriad reports on the effects of the shutdown on individuals and businesses across the country.

First virus-related case heading to court

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The first labour-related case on Covid-19 may come before the Labour Court as early as next week. According to a statement on the Politicsweb site, Solidarity intends to bring an urgent application on behalf of Dr Megan Sarah Martin.

Covid-19 patients demand release from quarantine

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Four Covid-19 positive patients, among the first group identified as carrying the virus upon their return from Italy, are demanding to be released from quarantine in Durban's Addington Hospital.

Methodist Church to pursue eviction order

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 23 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Methodist Church is in the process of bringing an eviction order against hundreds of refugees who have been living in its Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town since last year, on the grounds of health and safety.

Law students lose Covid-19 quarantine case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 20 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) judge yesterday stressed the urgency of containing the coronavirus when she turned down a bid by two law students to remain quarantined at their Wits University residence after the institution ordered an evacuation this week.

Wits law students fight evacuation decision

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Tags: #Education Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Two Wits law students filed an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) yesterday seeking to interdict the evacuation of students from residences.

Court grants order against unco-operative virus family

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Gauteng Health Department says a family that refused to be quarantined after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday has been found and placed in a health facility, says a report in The Citizen.

Long battle over botched op ends in SCA success

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 16 March 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A Port Elizabeth woman has won a 10-year legal battle after a surgeon nicked her bile duct during an operation to remove her gall bladder, says a Sunday Times report.

ConCourt raises issues on domestic worker compensation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Tags: #Employment and Labour Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Constitutional Court justices have criticised orders by a lower court on legislation governing domestic work, describing them as ‘drastic’ and scant on detail.

Judgment reserved on unmarried fathers registering births

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 05 March 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Eastern Cape High Court (Makhanda) has reserved its verdict in an application regarding the registration of the births of children by unmarried fathers.

State implicated in forced female sterilisation

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has recommended petitions to the SA Law Reform Commission to amend legislation to ensure consent was properly obtained for sterilisation procedures for women.

Discovery in precedent-setting appeal loss

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 17 February 2020
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
In what Business Day calls a scathing and precedent-setting ruling against Discovery Health Medical Scheme, the industry regulator has opened the door for consumers to force the industry to pay for treatment not available in state hospitals.

Schools brief lawyer over local dump site

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Environmental lawyer Jeremy Ridl has been briefed by Pietermaritzburg schools and community groups to take action against the KZN Government and the Msunduzi Municipality over the problems caused by a local landfill.

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