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How to Access your Medical Records & Information

Access to your health records and information along with the privacy of your health information is covered by the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) (HRIP Act)....

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Medical Negligence -v- Medical Malpractice

The terms medical negligence and medical malpractice describe the same type of claim....

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Stents and medical negligence

As we age, some Australians may experience some heart or vascular problems that require stenting....

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What is mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process involving an independent impartial mediator who assists parties in settling their legal disputes outside of Court....

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Mediation in medical negligence cases: benefits and pitfalls

When it comes to mediating your medical negligence matter, there are a number of benefits to the informal settlement process....

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What type of compensation can I claim in a medical negligence claim?

The type of damages awarded in medical negligence claims are regulated by the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (CLA)....

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How to Prove Medical Negligence

There are a number of core elements that must be satisfied for you to be successful in your medical negligence / medical malpractice claim....

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The importance of evidence in medical negligence

What evidence do I need to prove my Medical Negligence/Medical Malpractice Claim?...

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Medicare & Centrelink in medical negligence claims

If money is owed to Medicare, then Medicare will deduct the amount from the 10% and refund the remainder. ...

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Risks of cosmetic fillers

Earlier this year Four Corners investigated the first recorded case of blindness from cosmetic fillers and Botox in Australia....

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Complaints to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission

Complaints to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission...

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How long does a medical negligence claim take?

It is very difficult to predict how long a medical negligence claim will take without knowing the details....

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The process of commencing your medical negligence claim

What is the court process in Medical Negligence Claims/Medical Malpractice Claims?...

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Delay, misdiagnosis & failure to diagnose medical negligence claims

An unintentional delay is when there is sufficient information available, but it is for one reason or another overlooked...

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What is a duty to warn & informed consent?

In order to undertake any treatment patients must provide their informed consent....

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Garling & Co settles botched double mastectomy case

In 2018, Garling and Co Lawyers resolved a complex medical negligence / medical malpractice case involving a botched double mastectomy....

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The dark side of cosmetic breast surgery

Cosmetic breast surgeries are becoming increasingly prevalent in todays society....

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Guide to medical negligence

Have you suffered an injury due to sub-standard medical care?...

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Causation in medical negligence claims

The element of causation is a very difficult to prove in medical negligence claims....

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Duty of care of head builder to contractors on a job site

A head builder has obligations under the Occupation Health and Safety Act and Regulations to provide a safe work environment....

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Important time limits under the new motor accidents legislation

Strict time limits are in place for motor accident claims....

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Limitation periods: Do you know how much time you have to make your claim?

In personal injury and other civil matters there are time frames in which claims must be brought....

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Injured bull rider wins workers compensation claim

A recent Workers Compensation Commission decision ruled in favour of an injured bull rider being considered a worker....

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Can I change lawyers during my claim?

You can change lawyers at any time during your claim. This applies to any workers’ compensation claims, motor vehicle claims, or public liability claims....

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Hamilton v State of New South Wales (No 23) [2016] NSWSC 1311

On the evening of 12 December 2009, Mr Hamilton was assaulted by a police officer after an alleged confrontation with a taxi driver....

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Insurers continue to deny reasonably necessary medical treatment

In late 2012 the worker tripped and injured his left knee and right hand while at work....

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Why are medical negligence cases that are settled outside of court kept off doctors records?

Ashley Blundell underwent breast augmentation surgery in 2013 at the hands of Dr Peter Kim. ...

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Pitfalls in personal injury claims

There are a number of pitfalls to avoid in personal injury claims....

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How do I get the best personal injury lawyer for my claim?

The one simple fact smart clients know to get the best injury lawyer for their case......

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What happens after I complete a MVA claim form?

This information is for accidents before 1 December 2017....

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How to make a claim under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act NSW

This information is for accidents before 1 December 2017....

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No win no fee explained

No win No fee cost agreements are also known as conditional cost agreements....

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