Webinar: Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 7:00 PM

A synopsis of South African medical negligence law on surgical errors

Everybody makes mistakes, but just how common are surgical errors in South Africa? And how can you safeguard yourself from a medico-legal perspective? Join Medical Academic and NortonRoseFulbright for an in-depth, CPD-accredited webinar on this vitally important topic.

Presented by
Conrad Strydom

Conrad Strydom

  • Editor: Medical Academic
Natasha Naidoo

Natasha Naidoo

  • Director: Insurance Litigation

Natasha is a director in the insurance litigation team in Johannesburg. She focuses on insurance litigation and general liability claims, more specifically medical malpractice and personal injury claims, all risks cover, business interruption, subrogated recoveries and defenses, and product liability and recall. She also provides coverage advice to major insurers. Natasha has a particular interest in medical malpractice and personal injury matters. She represents most of the major private hospital networks and the Department of Health in South Africa in medico-legal matters involving claims for cerebral palsy, retinopathy of prematurity, orthopedic and neurological injuries.

She provides regulatory advice to private hospitals, both locally and internationally, on aspects concerning terms and conditions of admission, policy interpretation, policy review and policy drafting. Natasha provides regulatory advice to major pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medicine and medical devices. Natasha also provides regulatory advice to the largest international stem cell donor organisation in respect of its South African operations, and to a top treatment and research centre overseas regarding the terms of use of artificial intelligence medical treatment plans in South Africa.

Natasha has advised on vaccine laws in Africa in relation to indemnification and vaccine injury compensation systems, class actions and product liability litigation in Africa. Natasha has performed risk assessments and advised on supplier agreements in relation to the procurement of the Covid-19 vaccine. Natasha also advises on other vaccine related regulatory issues, clinical trials, as well as issues concerning the Marketing Code Authority and patient assistance programs. She represents healthcare practitioners in professional conduct proceedings before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Allied Health Professions of South Africa (AHPCSA) and the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC).

Natasha has dealt with complex arbitrations on behalf of both local and international clients. Natasha graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree and excelled in her fields of specialisation being Forensic Medicine, Third Party Compensation and Sale and Lease. Natasha regularly writes and publishes articles on medical and healthcare law related topics which feature in various magazines, medical chronicles and newsletters. She also presents at medico-legal symposiums, medical law and insurance law seminars and conferences, and gives exclusive interviews to the media on topical issues concerning medical and healthcare law.

Lisa Kriegler

Lisa Kriegler

  • Associate: Insurance Litigation

Lisa Kriegler is an associate in the insurance litigation team in Johannesburg. She has a keen interest in medical negligence claims, with a focus on claims relating to cerebral palsy, retinopathy of prematurity, orthopaedic and other injuries on behalf of the Department of Health and a number of private hospital networks. She assists healthcare practitioners in professional conduct proceedings before the Health Professions Council of South Africa, the Allied Health Professions of South Africa, and the South African Pharmacy Council.

She regularly publishes articles on topics relating to medical negligence and healthcare law. Lisa joined Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc in 2020, and joined the insurance litigation team as an associate in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town.

Paulette Khumalo

Paulette Khumalo

  • Associate: Insurance Litigation
Paulette is an associate in the insurance litigation team based in Johannesburg. She specialises in insurance-related litigation, dispute resolution and medical law. She is involved in insurance litigation concerning forest and veld fires, medical malpractice, general liability claims and policy interpretation. Paulette holds an LLB (Wits) and LLM (Wits) in Labour law, Human rights and Public Policy in the Marketplace. Paulette completed her articles at Norton Rose Fulbright from 2018 to 2020 and joined the insurance litigation team in Johannesburg as an associate in 2020.

1,839 professionals have already registered.

Days
:
Hours
:
Minutes
:
Seconds

Webinar Registration

By registering for this webinar, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

New Media, a division of Media24 (PTY) Ltd., abides to all data and privacy requirements. To find out more about our Privacy Policy you can find it here: www.media24.com/group-privacy-portal.

Please Note: The names, surnames, email addresses and duration of attendance of all webinar participants will be shared for statistical purposes only, with the sponsor of this webinar. No delegate will be contacted by the sponsor with marketing or sales offers, and your information will not be shared with any third-parties.

Should you wish to receive further information on the webinar topic from our sponsor, please opt in above.

Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za