It was found that the condition was due to the sub-standard care she had received from medical staff at the hospital.

The high court sitting in Johannesburg found that the Gauteng Health Department was 100% liable for whatever damages the mother could prove that she had suffered. The amount of damages payable will be determined at a later stage.

The mother, who cannot be named, so as not to identify her son, told the court that though she was HIV-positive, all was well with her unborn baby throughout her pregnancy.

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