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Joelle Matar

Senior Associate

Accredited Specialist since 2016, exclusively Medical Negligence since 2007. Joelle’s foundation in science means she can digest complex medical issues and construct the most robust case for your Medical Negligence claim.

She is passionate about her clients; giving them a voice and ability to fight for what is just and fair. Her exceptional case preparation and negotiation skills consistently achieve the best outcome for her clients. When the case concludes, her clients often comment ‘thank you for giving me my life back”.

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About Joelle Matar

Areas of Expertise

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic


  • Juris Doctor, University of Technology Sydney (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales (2005)


  • Personal Injury Specialist Accreditation, The Law Society of NSW (2016)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia (2012)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Supreme Court of NSW (2010)
  • IRO / ILARS Approved Lawyer


  • NSW Women Lawyers’ Association
  • Australian Lawyers’ Alliance
  • Parramatta District Law Society
  • Fairfield and Liverpool District Law Society

Industry experience

  • 16 years, with over 13 years post-admission experience.

Examples of some key case wins

Failure to delivery a baby in a timely manner

Lucy elected to give birth to her second child at a birthing centre. Her labour did not progress as expected and the midwives did not escalate her care to the obstetric team. Her child suffered a cardiac arrest during her labour. Fortunately, Lucy’s little girl was resuscitated, but she sustained a significant brain injury due to the cardiac arrest. Lucy suffered a psychiatric injury.

Compensation: $11,200,000
Failure to offer an elective Caesarean section

Connie was pregnant with her first child and her pregnancy was uneventful until the last few weeks of her pregnancy. Connie’s obstetric ultrasounds indicated that her baby was likely to be very large, which increases the risks of complications during labour. Connie was not given the option of a Caesarean section. Connie’s labour was prolonged and complicated. Her son’s birth was delayed and he suffered a brain injury due to deprivation of oxygen to his brain during Connie’s labour.

Compensation: $9,000,000
Failure to diagnose meningitis resulting in brain injury

Naomi presented to her local hospital with a severe headache, light-sensitivity and projectile vomiting. She was given Panadol and discharged home. A few days later, Naomi returned to the same hospital and was critically ill. She was subsequently diagnosed with meningitis. Naomi sustained injury to her brain.

Compensation: $6,500,000

Joelle Matar's Supporting Team

Lynn Franklin

Legal Support Specialist

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