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Claiming for Medical Negligence in South Africa

Your attorney will be able to advise you on whether pursuing the claim is worth it based on the facts you are able to present about your case. You will need to prove that your medical practitioner was negligent and, as a result, you suffered loss or damages.

Medical Negligence in South Africa Explained

According to the law in South Africa, the injury suffered by a patient must be as a direct result of a medical practitioner’s action or inaction. In other words, when a medical practitioner deviates from standard procedure and damages occur to the patient, medical negligence is present.

Types of Worker's Compensation

There are several types of compensation that workers can claim from the Compensation Fund for following an accident at work or the discovery of a work-related disease.

In this article, our attorneys in South Africa briefly explain each of them for you.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.

Life Partners will Qualify as Spouses for Intestate Succession

In a recent ruling, the Constitutional Court decided that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in that it does not include life partners in relationships intended to be permanent in the definition of “spouse”.

75% of Black South Africans do not Have a Will

Not having a will can cause serious conflict between family members, and the unfortunate reality is that those closest to you are often the ones left behind with nothing to inherit. A recent study don by Sanlam shows that 75% of black South Africans do not have a will. But what exactly does this mean for the family?

Overruling of Roe v Wade – How Does This Affect Access to Abortion in South Africa?

On the 24th of June 2022, The United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists. The question is how this decision will impact abortion laws in other countries, including South Africa.

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights - What Is The Difference?

Registering a right of title over a thing that one owns, comes with immense benefits. Not only does it bring certainty and security, it also presents a legally recognised premise upon which one can enforce their rights over that thing. 

Are Unregistered Trademarks Protected Against Infringement?

A trademark is a mark used or proposed to be used by a person in relation to goods or services for the purpose of distinguishing the goods or services in relation to which the mark is used or proposed to be used from the same kind of goods or services connected in the course of trade with any other person.’ 

Workplace Vaccination - The Three Step Assessment

Despite the optimism that one of the most effective ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic will be put under control, is through vaccination to achieve herd immunity, the vaccination drive has been met with skepticism in some quarters. The worrying phenomena is that the quarter that holds skepticism is substantial within the population, thereby working against achieving herd immunity fast, or at all.

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