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  • Personal Injury
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    Personal Injury Claims Against the State: What You Should Know

    No matter which body of government is involved, a claim against the state is subject to different rules and limits than a claim against an individual or company. Before you decide to proceed with a claim, it’s important to be aware of the requirements. Notice of intention to sue an organ of state Written notification of your intention to lay a claim must be sent to the organ of state in question – for example, the Minister of…

  • Medical Malpractice
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    Medical Malpractice Involving Anaesthesia

    According to health24, a lack of medical knowledge and experience are contributing to “an inexcusable number of maternal deaths from anaesthesia in South Africa.” There’s also growing concern about deaths in children due to dentistry-related anaesthesia. Especially in district hospitals, it’s far too often the case that young, inexperienced doctors are left to administer anaesthesia to patients – sometimes with tragic consequences. As well as causing deaths, improperly administered anaesthesia may result in significant injuries, from paralysis to…

  • Medical Malpractice
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    Blood Transfusions and Medical Malpractice in South Africa

    Blood transfusions save countless lives around the world, with an estimated 85 million units of red blood cells transfused each year. However, blood transfusions do involve risks – and blood transfusion mistakes can have life-threatening consequences. Risk of blood-borne infection due to blood transfusion Thanks to thorough donor and blood screening procedures, it’s very rare for blood-borne viruses, bacteria or parasites to be transmitted through transfused blood. However, the risk does exist. For example, international studies suggest a…

  • Road Accidents
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    Building a Road Accident Claim: 10 Mistakes to Avoid

    A successful road accident claim won’t return everything to the way it was before a serious accident, but it can help you move on. Because accidents are stressful, it’s easy to make mistakes and to overlook steps that it’s important to take. Knowing typical oversights to avoid at the scene of an accident and in the days that follow can help ensure the success of a subsequent road accident claim. Don’t admit liability When you’re in a state…

  • Personal Injury
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    How Much is an Injury Claim Worth?

    A reasonable question most people have when considering a personal injury claim is how much compensation they can expect. This will differ significantly from one claim to another, depending on the nature of the claim and all surrounding circumstances. However, it can be helpful to have an idea of previous and average claim values. Road accident claims In South Africa, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is a state-supported insurance fund that’s responsible for providing financial compensation to those…

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