Natasha Naidoo

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc

Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8844
Johannesburg
South Africa
T:+27 11 685 8844
Natasha Naidoo

Natasha Naidoo

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Biography

Natasha is an associate in the insurance litigation team in Johannesburg.

Natasha focuses on insurance litigation and general liability claims, more specifically medical malpractice and personal injury claims, all risks cover, business interruption, subrogated recoveries and defenses.  Natasha has a particular interest in medical malpractice and personal injury matters.

She provides regulatory advice to some of the major private hospitals on aspects concerning terms and conditions of admission, policy interpretation, policy review and policy drafting, and she has also provided coverage advice.

Natasha has also provided regulatory advice to the largest international stem cell donor organisation in respect of its South African operations.

Natasha has dealt with complex arbitrations on behalf of both local and international clients.

Natasha graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree and excelled in her fields of specialisation being Forensic Medicine, Third Party Compensation and Sale and Lease.

Natasha has written and published articles on medical and healthcare law related topics which have featured in various magazines and medical chronicles.

She has also presented at medico-legal symposiums, medical law seminars and conferences, and has given exclusive interviews to the media on topical issues concerning medical and healthcare law.


Professional experience

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Bachelor of Laws - Unisa

  • Attorney qualified in South Africa 2018
  • Defending high value medical malpractice claims instituted against public and private healthcare sectors. These claims may be classified under the most common categories of medical negligence claims including:
    • Childbirth injuries, such as cerebral palsy and brain damage;
    • Incorrect diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, including retinopathy of prematurity; orthopaedic injuries, septicaemia, treatment of cerebrospinal leak;
    • Surgical error/wrongful surgery as a result of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography resulting in perforated duodenum and post ERCP pancreatitis, wrongful diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Defending local and international insurers in medical malpractice claims for professional negligence.
  • Personal injury matters including workplace injuries, slip and trip matters, injuries sustained following use of escalators and falls into manholes.
  • Regulatory advice to private hospitals regarding compliance with healthcare legislation.
  • Reviewing and drafting internal policies, procedures and protocol documents for hospitals and a major mining company.

Law Society of the Northern Provinces

  • English