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‘No, Dr Motsoaledi, the healthcare crisis is not the fault of the lawyers’

‘No, Dr Motsoaledi, the healthcare crisis is not the fault of the lawyers’

The vast majority of lawyers ‘do not pursue claims without merit’, writes a Werksmans Attorneys lawyer in response to Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s assertion that legal system has created perverse incentives, bringing SA healthcare ‘to the precipice’. In a Bhekisisa opinion piece, carried in MedicalBrief</strong> last week, Motsoaledi argued that the legal system had created perverse incentives for lawyers in the form of commission-based fees and that this is increasingly driving lawyers to pursue medico-legal litigation even when some cases have no merit.  Neil Kirby, the director of health and life sciences practices at Werksmans Attorneys responds. Kirby writes: “If one is...

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