Natasha Naidoo

Senior 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 a senior 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 defences, and product liability and recall. She also provides coverage advice to major insurers.

Natasha has a particular interest in medical malpractice and personal injury matters. She represents most of the major private hospital networks and the Department of Health in South Africa in medico-legal matters involving claims for cerebral palsy, retinopathy of prematurity, orthopaedic and neurological injuries. 

She provides regulatory advice to private hospitals, both locally and internationally, on aspects concerning terms and conditions of admission, policy interpretation, policy review and policy drafting.

Natasha provides regulatory advice to major pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medicine and medical devices. Natasha also provides regulatory advice to the largest international stem cell donor organisation in respect of its South African operations, and to a top treatment and research centre overseas regarding the terms of use of artificial intelligence medical treatment plans in South Africa.

More recently, Natasha advised on vaccine laws in Africa in relation to indemnification and vaccine injury compensation systems, class actions and product liability litigation in Africa. Natasha has performed risk assessments and advised on supplier agreements in relation to the procurement of the Covid-19 vaccine.

She represents healthcare practitioners in professional conduct proceedings before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

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 and insurance 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 and neurological 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.

  • Personal injury matters including injuries sustained in the workplace, as a result of the use of escalators, and due to slip and trip.

  • Business interruption and subrogated recovery claims, including coverage advice to insurers.

  • Regulatory advice to local and international private hospital networks on aspects concerning terms and conditions of admission, policy interpretation, policy review and policy drafting.

  • Regulatory advice to major pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medicine and medical devices. 

  • Regulatory advice to the largest international stem cell donor organisation in respect of its South African operations.

  • Regulatory advice to a top treatment and research centre overseas regarding the terms of use of artificial intelligence medical treatment plans in South Africa.

  • Representing healthcare practitioners in professional conduct proceedings before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

  • Complex arbitrations on behalf of both local and international clients.

 

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