South African Medical Association

Medical Protection indemnity

Medical Protection

Medical Protection has supported and protected members in South Africa for over 60 years. With more than 125 years of expertise worldwide, we're here for you, today, tomorrow and into the future.

Our protection provides you with intelligent risk management, the very best legal defence and an influential voice for your profession, giving you the freedom to practise with confidence.

We are here for you through any professional challenges you may face, from patient complaints to regulatory issues and disciplinary proceedings.

Our expert teams understand the challenges of clinical practice, with doctor-to-doctor support and advice. You can contact us in an emergency anytime, 24/7.


Clinical negligence

You can request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not applicable to public or employer indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide.

Advice and legal representation

You can request advice and legal representation for coroner’s inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Complaints support

Talk to us about how to respond to and resolve patient complaints

Medicolegal advice

Contact us for medicolegal advice, including out of hours emergency support 24/7

Expert legal team

Access to dedicated expert legal team, which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers

Professional development workshops and online courses

CEU verified workshops and online seminars to develop your communication and risk management skills

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports                  

Confidential counselling service

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf


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