Occupational injuries – radiologists lose patience, sue government

Chris Bateman


In spite of a new electronic claims system and ZAR52 billion in its coffers, the Compensation Fund keeps doctors waiting for payments for up to a year – prompting 19 radiologists to sue it for ZAR121.5 million in unpaid claims this March, in what could prove a landmark case. 

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Radiologists; Occupational injuries; Compensation Fund; Radiological Society of South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(6):542. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i6.11040

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Date submitted: 2016-05-13
Date published: 2016-05-19

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