South Africa: Oral Health Services for Persons With Special Needs Still Lacking

[spotlight] In a landmark ruling earlier this year, the Bhisho High Court ruled that the Eastern Cape Department of Health would not need to make lump sum payments for future medical expenses in medico-legal claims cases. The case involved a mother of a child who was born with severe cerebral palsy and who had turned to the courts for justice, citing medical negligence. The ruling may have provided the government with some relief, considering that medico-legal claims ran up to billions and put a strain on service deli

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