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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.

Shocking account of treatment at state hospital

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 November 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
A shocking account of the treatment of a patient in a state hospital is revealed in a Sunday Tribune report on a R4m damages claim lodged against a Durban hospital.

Decision time on anti-abortion doctor's hearing

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Ethics #Health Care & Social
Jacques de Vos, who has not been able to practise as a doctor for two years because of a charge brought against him in 2017 over his anti-abortion stance, will know today whether his application to the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) to have the matter dismissed is successful.

Asylum seeker loses case for medical care

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Health Care & Social #Litigation
An urgent application brought by Ethiopian asylum seeker Alem Bazabe Ereselo, who wanted to force a Johannesburg hospital to give her medical care, has been dismissed.

Judge asked to hear children's voices in custody case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Judgment was reserved in the Western Cape High Court yesterday in what a News24 report describes as a potential landmark case involving the voices of children being heard in court cases.

Frustration over delays in anti-abortion doctor's case

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 03 October 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The lawyer for an anti-abortion doctor facing a disciplinary hearing for unprofessional conduct has expressed frustration over further delays in the matter.

Dementia and Incapacity: What is a Power of Attorney and is it Forever?

By Ashersons Attorneys Published on Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social
Although the actual prevalence per capita of dementia is reportedly on the decline, aging populations ensure that it is becoming more and more of a problem in society – for older people, their families and caregivers.

Doctors threaten legal action over exam failures

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Lawyers are demanding written explanations as to why would-be surgeons at four medical schools failed their final written exams.

R3m suit over botched gender reassignment op

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The transgender manager of a hardware store is claiming R3m from the Gauteng Health Department after a complication of a gender reassignment operation meant to give him a penis led to the amputation of his left leg, says a City Press report.

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