LitFund was established to fund legal expenses for people living in South Africa who have a legitimate claim in a dispute but cannot afford costly litigation.
Legal processes can be intimidating and difficult to understand. Often people don’t take legal action because they don’t know how to go about it, or don’t have the funds to do so.
That is where LitFund steps in. Our aim is to give a voice to those who don’t understand their legal rights. We will establish the merits of your case and recommend which legal steps to take. But it doesn’t stop there. If we recommend that you should take legal action, we will instruct a firm of attorneys on your behalf to represent you – at no cost to you.
We will cover all legal expenses. Only once the case has been decided in court, and the ruling is in your favour and you receive a monetary award, will we deduct our expenses and agreed distribution of proceeds from that award. If the court does not rule in your favour, we will cover the expenses anyway.
We cover legal fees for claims of medical negligence, medical malpractice, public liability and any other claims, where you have suffered a loss through no fault of your own, but cannot afford to pay a lawyer to represent you.
How we can help you
If you think you have a legitimate claim against somebody, please contact us and tell us what happened. Our professionals will evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights. If you wish to proceed with legal action, we will instruct lawyers from our approved panel, or your choice of vetted lawyers, and fund your case.
Lillian went to hospital to give birth to her first child. She was in labour for a long time while the only doctor on duty was attending to other patients. A nurse said that she should have a Caesarean section because the baby was in distress. Eventually, Lillian gave birth with only the nurse in attendance. It was later established that her baby was suffering from cerebral palsy due to lack of oxygen during birth.
Katlego, a qualified nurse, was admitted to hospital after the taxi in which she travelled to work was in an accident. Glass splinters were removed from her left leg, but the doctor did not remove all the glass. As a result, she now has permanent damage to her left foot and cannot work as a nurse anymore and will have to retrain for a different career.
After the stillbirth of her first child, Lerato went to the doctor with a complaint of abdominal pain. A qualified medical practitioner misdiagnosed her condition and performed an unnecessary hysterectomy. Lerato will never be able to have children.
In cases like these, we can assist claimants to receive compensation for their additional medical expenses, loss of income or earning capacity, retraining for a new job, physical pain and suffering, or mental and emotional trauma.