Drukkies, trane toe eis slaag R2,8 m. ná sy bene verloor

Trane van vreugde het gister in die hooggeregshof in Pretoria geloop toe skadevergoeding van R2,8 miljoen toegestaan is aan ’n meisie wie se bene as tweejarige weens swak mediese behandeling in ’n staatshospitaal geamputeer is. Tembisa Kometsi (nou ses), wat kunsbene het, en haar tweelingsussie, Thembakazi, het elk ’n been van Olof Joubert, die gesin […]

Courts Award R2.8 million in Hospital Negligence Claim

Pretoria – Tembisa Kometsi lost both her legs after contracting gangrene in a state hospital when she was 2 years old. Yesterday 6 year old Tembisa and her twin sister Thembakazi celebrated the court ruling that the family would be paid out R2.8 million in negligence claims from the Gauteng Health Department. Olof Joubert, the […]

Man on mission to help brain-damaged babies

A Pretoria attorney, who has made it his mission to come to the aid of children who suffered brain damage at birth, is facing an uphill battle to obtain hospital records to prove allegations of medical negligence with the aim of claiming damages. For Olof Joubert this is more than a job – he is […]

Breinskade: ‘Julle is net geldgierig’ Perk kom dalk op eise vir babas wat beseer word

ZINHLE MAPUMULO,Mediese wanpraktyke het gelei tot “ ’n magdom regsaksies” teen die Gautengse gesondheidsdepartement met eise wat teen middel verlede jaar minstens R1,9 miljard beloop het.Van die 336 individuele gevalle het 35% te doen met serebrale gestremdheid, breinskade of vertraagdheid weens beweerde nalatigheid by geboorte.Deskundiges sê die probleem word erger.Sommige van die eise dateer van 2000, […]

Girl, 6, wins R2.8m for hospital’s negligence

Pretoria – There were tears of joy in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday after a claim of R2.8m was awarded to a girl who lost her legs as a 2-year-old due to poor treatment at a state hospital. Tembisa Kometsi, now 6, and her twin sister Thembakazi each hugged the leg of the […]

Victory for Little Chumani

Zinhle MapumuloBarely a week after City Press published the story of Chumani Magwayi – who has cerebral palsy because of medical negligence – the Gauteng health department has announced it will compensate the little boy and his family.Chumani (8) sustained a brain injury when he was suffocated during birth at Ekurhuleni’s Pholosong Hospital in 2005.He […]

R2.8 million damages awarded after child’s legs amputated

The High Court in Pretoria has made a R2.8 million damages award to a child whose legs were amputated because of poor medical treatment in a state hospital. Six-year-old Tembisa Kometsi’s legs were amputated on October 9, 2009, in the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic hospital, Beeld reported today. She was admitted a month earlier after […]

The damaged generation: Mother-in-law said she was cursed

Cynthia Magwayi (30) Child’s name: Chumani Magwayi (8) Born at: Pholosong Hospital in Ekurhuleni Cause of cerebral palsy: Brain injury Case: Sued the state in 2009 for R13.9 million. The Gauteng Health MEC accepted liability on Thursday (August 29) Chumani drools constantly as he bunny-hops around his two-room RDP house. When he hears noises he […]

R19m payout for hijack victim shot by cops

Pretoria – Left quadriplegic after police opened fire at his hijacked car, a Soshanguve man will receive R19.2 million in damages in one of the country’s biggest payouts by the SAPS to a member of the public. However, this is not all the taxpayer will have to fork out for the negligence of the police, […]