medico legal

Minors, blood transfusions and the court

The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him. First published November 2018
Donald Dinnie

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Best before date of litigation

Does a harmed party have an unlimited amount of time to claim for damages from an alleged wrongdoer? The answer to this question is no.First published May 2018
Dominique Spies

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Managing the medical litigation crush series #1

This series looks at possible legal responses to the growth in medical malpractice litigation and the significant increase in the quantum of awards or settlements over the past few years.First published April 2018
Donald Dinnie

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Good New for Medical Practitioners

Good news for healthcare practitioners and healthcare facility operators is found in the recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment MEC for Health, Western Cape V Qole First published October 2018
Donald Dinnie & Dominique Spies

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Resolving the Once and For All Conundrum

A huge amount of costs arise in medical malpractice claims in dealing with and resolving the quantum of damages to be paid a deserving claimant. First published April 2018
Donald Dinnie

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Periodic Payments in Medico-legal Claims

A significant cost for all defendants in a medico-legal claim is that of a lump sum settlement or award. First published June 2018
Donald Dinnie

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Bleak House, a tale of wealth and health for patients and doctors?

Donald Dinnie, CEO Natmed Medical Defence, and Volker von Widdern, CEO Constantia Insurance Company, discuss the changes needed to address South Africa’s medico-legal crisis. First published July 2018
Donald Dinnie and Volker von Widdern

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The practice of “Defensive Medicine”

The number of medical malpractice claims in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate, and along with this trend is the potential increase in the practice of defensive medicine. First published August 2018
Aneesa Bodiat

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Should it be Once and For All

The res judicata and once and for all rules in our common law work hand in hand to protect a defendant from constant attack for the same alleged negligence... First published April 2018
Dominique Spies

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The NHI, funding healthcare and medico-legal claims

With the publication of the National Health Insurance Bill, proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act, and the anticipation of amendments to another 12 or so pieces of legislation needed to implement National Health Insurance...
Donald Dinnie

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