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Developing the law in relation to the transferability of general damages to a deceased estate

Africa - June 8 2022 In doing so, the court distinguished its approach from that adopted by the majority ruling in the well-known case of Nkala and Others v Harmony Gold…

Rebecca Fernandes, Hickley Hamman

Joint minutes in medical malpractice and personal injury claims: hard to shake, even by experts

United Kingdom - November 30 2021 The full bench of the Gauteng High Court recently handed down judgment in the case of M on behalf of L, a child v Member of the Executive Council for…

Hickley Hamman, Kate MacKay

Medical malpractice claims in South Africa: opening the door for compensation in kind

South Africa - May 6 2021 We have recently seen a rise in medical malpractice claims in South Africa, where the State has called for the development of common law, namely to…

Hickley Hamman, Thandi Mawasha

Has the South African SCA imported the res ipsa loquitur maxim into medical negligence cases?

South Africa - July 28 2020 This recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment finds negligence on the part of a surgeon even in the absence of direct evidence about what conduct…

Healthcare practitioner's duties to report domestic violence in South Africa

South Africa - July 20 2020 With the rise of incidents of gender-based violence in South Africa, a situation which has been exacerbated by the global pandemic, healthcare…

Raizel Davidow, André Ferreira