Deniro Pillay (ZA)

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The meaning of “to pay” orders and the public health defence

In April 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down a seminal judgment relating to the public health defence which will influence medical malpractice claims against the state across the country. In Member of the Executive Council for Health, Gauteng Provincial Government v PN [2021] ZACC 6, the court considered whether an order finding the MEC liable … Continue reading

When does a healthcare practitioner’s claim for damages for malicious HPCSA proceedings prescribe?

A healthcare practitioner, who is the subject of malicious HPCSA proceedings, may institute a damages claim for malicious prosecution against the complainant who initiated the proceedings within three years from the date the HPCSA informs the practitioner of its decision to dismiss the complaint. The claim only arises, and prescription starts to run, from the … Continue reading
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