Natasha NaidooDirector, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
Natasha is a director 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, 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 has 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.
Natasha also advises on other vaccine related regulatory issues, clinical trials, as well as issues concerning the Marketing Code Authority and patient assistance programs.
She represents healthcare practitioners in professional conduct proceedings before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Allied Health Professions of South Africa (AHPCSA) and the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC).
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 regularly writes and publishes articles on medical and healthcare law related topics which feature in various magazines, medical chronicles and newsletters. She also presents at medico-legal symposiums, medical law and insurance law seminars and conferences, and gives exclusive interviews to the media on topical issues concerning medical and healthcare law.
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