Doctors spreading unfounded opinions about COVID-19: What are the implications?

Source: Med Brief Africa One of the big challenges in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide has been the polarisation of beliefs around key issues such as vaccines, treatments, the implementation

Step by step guide to follow if you receive a summons

A summons is a document issued by a court, which begins the litigation process. There are a variety of different summonses, however, the most common is a combined summons and

Do you know what to do when issued with a subpoena? Here is a step by step guide

What is a subpoena? A subpoena compels a witness to provide a court with information or documents on a specific date, time and location. Failure to do so can lead

Dr Bettina Taylor – Thesis

A retrospective, observational study of medicolegal cases against obstetricians and gynaecologists in South Africa’s private sector. Thesis by Dr B.Taylor

Between two waves

As we reflect on the year to date, the national story has been about the delivery of vaccines between two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second wave ended around

Ivermectin: we answer your burning questions

For TimesLive by Sanet Oberholzer Last week a High Court order ruled that ivermectin, the contentious anti-parasitic drug that has harnessed much attention for its potential ability to suppress COVID-19

The implications of prescribing and administering ivermectin

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about worldwide economic, social and medical uncertainty. For doctors, this uncertainty extends to whether new treatments will be beneficial to patients in protecting them from

Why are declarations so important when applying for professional medical indemnity cover?

When applying for any type of insurance cover, insurers typically ask a set of questions that allows for evaluation of the risk to be protected. This forms part of underwriting –

Conduit Capital’s EthiQal aims to double income from premiums

Medical insurer eyes rapid growth in burgeoning local malpractice insurance market.For Business Day by Garth Theunissen EthiQal, the medical professional indemnity division of Conduit Capital-owned Constantia Insurance, plans to double

The noble purpose of medmal insurance

The year 2020 saw the medical community at the frontline, facing tremendous pressure and uncertainty. For quite some time, the healthcare environment has been plagued with an increase in medical