Mom wins a court battle against Medihelp

In the vein of a John Grisham novel where a desperate family fights with a greedy medical aid, a mom got an interim order forcing Medihelp Medical Scheme to pay for an expensive drug to treat a rare medical condition, Hunter Syndrome.

An Alberton mom, Michaney de Wet, won a significant court battle against her medical aid scheme forcing it to pay for an expensive drug that her three-year-old son, Zachary, needs to treat a rare inherited genetic disorder. Medihelp refused twice to pay for Elaprase, the only registered treatment to treat the condition.

Read the full judgment here

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