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  • Medical Malpractice
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    Hospital Injury Claims

    The unstable state of the South African political and economic environment over recent years has taken a toll on many health services, both private and public. The consequences of inadequate training, under-resourced hospitals and over-burdened medical practitioners are apparent, with a disturbing spike in medical malpractice and negligence claims against South African hospitals. Suing a medical practitioner for negligence or lodging a claim for damages against a hospital is, however, a complex, fact-driven process. With the reputation of…

  • Slip and Fall
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    How to Tell If You Have a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

    We all take a tumble now and then, but some slips and falls result in serious injuries – and in some cases, they’re a consequence of negligence on the part of property owners. Do you have a claim? Property owners and operators, in a shopping mall for example, are required by law to take reasonable precautions to protect visitors and patrons from injury. Reasonable efforts need to be made by the owner or operator to ensure that: surfaces…

  • Product Liability
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    Electric Shock Injuries at Home: Can You Claim?

    Your home is a safe place, full of things that make you happy. But no matter how innocuous they might seem, those things can also cause you harm. Whether it’s cooling the interior on a hot day to powering the TV in the evening, most modern conveniences require a stable supply of electricity. In fact, if you were to take an X-ray look inside your walls, you’d find clusters of cables running through the skeleton of your home,…

  • Road Accidents
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    How to Take Car Accident Photos

    If you, or a family member, are injured in a car accident, taking photographs at the scene of the accident is a precise and practical way of collecting evidence. Graphic images of the damages, injuries and factors that may have contributed to the accident are not easily challenged. As a result, car accident photographs are vital legal aids that can be used to help you secure a claim from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), and/or an insurance company.…

  • Road Accidents
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    Injured? Don’t Fall Victim to Touts

    If you, a family member or friend has been injured in an accident, it’s important to be aware that you might be approached by touts offering legal services. This is increasingly common in South African hospitals and emergency rooms. Touts approach people who are confused, suffering and in pain – and sometimes, they can be convincing and persistent. However, it’s not in your interests to use the services promoted by touts, whose behaviour is unethical and untrustworthy. What…

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