Articles and Correspondence



DoH Hogan Lovells Constantia Med Mal Workshop - report and recommendations by the panel

Malpractice

The high incidence of malpractice in South Africa, as well as high litigation costs associated with medical malpractice litigation in the current system, have resulted in unaffordable costs of professional indemnity cover for the medical profession as well as an unaffordable financial burden on the State. This is threatening the provision of medical services.
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Important SCA Judgment - Compensation for future medical expenses: impermissible to tender services in lieu of payment of monetary award

Malpractice

Adv Pat van den Heever brings to our attention: "Important judgement re future medical expenses" ....read more
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Challenging the cost of clinical negligence - the case for reform: medicalprotection.org

Malpractice

MPS gives a paper on the challenges we are presently facing with the increasing number of clinical negligence litigation. Discussion on stratergy follows.
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Medical Malpractice Claims in Radiation Oncology: A Population-Based Study 1985-2012: International Journal of Radiation Oncology

Malpractice

The rationale for the medical malpractice liability system is to compensate patients injured due to negligent care and to deter providers from practicing negligently. Limited evidence is available regarding experience with medical malpractice in radiation oncology. We review characteristics and national trends in radiation oncology malpractice claims and their associated costs and compare radiation oncology claims to those of other specialties. This study provides evidence that can be used to
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Is it ever justified for doctors to sue their patients whose allegations against them have been dismissed by the courts or the Health Professions Council of South Africa?

Malpractice

Journal Article December 2015 Vol. 105. no. 12
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