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New study on the causes of Cerebral Palsy may have far-reaching impact on medico-legal outcomes

A new paper on Cerebral Palsy, published in the South African Medical Journal, challenges commonly held views on the subject and suggests that the causes of this tragic condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted. Commonly held assumptions that CP arises as a direct result of preventable adverse events during childbirth inform the current paradigm within South African medico-legal cases, in which the focus is almost exclusively on events during childbirth (intrapartum events).

President Cyril Ramaphosa bestows the Order of BAOBAB in Silver to Prof Lynette Denny

Congratulations to Prof Lynette Denny who was honoured by the Presidency of South Africa and awarded the…

Doctors call for a re-look at medical negligence laws

PRESSURE is building to change laws dealing with medical negligence claims, which have apparently become a cash-cow…

COVID-19 Vaccination of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

It has been brought to the attention of SAPA that some pregnant and breastfeeding women are being…

South Africa healthcare leaders unite in call for review of culpable homicide law

Nine of South Africa’s leading healthcare organisations have united to urge the Government to initiate a review…

Tribute to Dr Graeme Aubrey Naylor: 14/02/51 – 29/09/21

Graeme was born and grew up in Johannesburg. He attended Wits University Medical School for both his…

A SASOG GMG Obstetric Ultrasound evaluation template is now available for use by a generalist Obstetrician who…

Tribute to Dr Van Helsdingen

Dear All, we very sadly need to announce the death of one of our most loved and…

Celebrating World Patient Safety Day – Friday 17 September 2021

International Women’s Health Organisations Recognise World Patient Safety Day Today, our organisations – which represent specialists in…

Avoidance and Rejection of Policies and Claims

Read some real life claim case studies.