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Surge in cancer-related insurance claims

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 23 May 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Insurance Law
After the high life cover claims seen during the Covid-19 pandemic era, cancer has re-emerged as the leading reason for claims.

Storm builds over signing of NHI Bill

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2024
Tags: #Administrative Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a torrent of opposition from health professional groups, political parties and business after he signs the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law today.

R23.6bn paid over four years staggering

By Daily News Published on Monday, 25 March 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
In the past four years, the National Department of Health has coughed up R23.6bn following medico-legal claims across the country, while in the Western Cape 270 claims have been paid with a whopping R501m price tag and R34m for legal costs.

Judge slams mother over harmful conduct

By Daily News Published on Monday, 18 March 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Acting Judge KL Meikle has expressed his concerns following claims that the mother of a boy (6) is allegedly exposing him to harmful conduct.

Mediclinic cleared of malpractice charges

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 14 March 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social
An independent investigation has cleared Mediclinic of intentionally manipulating billing or coding to save the hospital group money.

Anti-vaxxers fail in bid to stop Covid vaccinations

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Three non-profit companies have failed in their court bid to stop the government from making available Covid-19 vaccinations.

NHI funding remains a mystery

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
How National Health Insurance (NHI) will be funded seems to raise endless questions and provide few answers. It was hoped Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana would answer some of these questions in his 2024 Budget speech.

Department warns about ‘misleading’ vaccine voice note

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social
The Department of Health has warned people to ignore a voice note making the rounds claiming people vaccinated against Covid-19 are dying as a result of the vaccine and promoting the use of an unregistered product to prevent this, reports TimesLIVE.

Surgeon fined for botched hysterectomy

By Daily News Published on Monday, 12 February 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Celebrity publicist Hlengiwe Mbambo, who is married to former Scandal! actor Thabo Malema, reportedly cried ‘tears of joy’ when she heard that the doctor who had botched her hysterectomy was convicted.

Mother seeks R30m for brain damaged child

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation #Personal Injury Law
The Gauteng Health Department is facing a damages claim of more than R30m – instituted on behalf of a mother and her now 11-year-old daughter – after the child was born with severe brain damage, allegedly due to the negligence of the medical staff at the Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong in September 2012.

Action threatened if NHI Bill is enacted

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Organised business has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa not to sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, threatening legal action should it become law.

Doctor went home after surgical patient suffered complications

By Daily News Published on Monday, 05 February 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
Murder-accused paediatric surgeon Peter Beale’s decision to go home after operating on a 10-year-old boy – who suffered complications during the procedure – was discussed in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) on Friday, says an EWN report.

Keen interest in surgeon’s culpable homicide trial

By Daily News Published on Friday, 19 January 2024
Tags: #Criminal Law #Health Care & Social
The SA Medical Association (Sama) has raised concerns about the charging and prosecution of medical doctors as the case of paediatric surgeon Professor Peter Beale is set for trial next week.

Hospital distances itself from botched procedure

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 December 2023
Tags: #Health Care & Social #Malpractice Law
Matters are intensifying in the case of actor Thabo Malema whose operation was allegedly botched last December by a celebrity doctor in Johannesburg.

Lack of funding plan will determine fate of NHI

By Daily News Published on Friday, 01 December 2023
Tags: #Administrative Law #Constitutional Law #Health Care & Social
The ANC-led government has framed NHI as its effort to deliver ‘nationalised health care’, writes Financial Mail editor Rob Rose.

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