Pulse - Issue 14

Health Law & Litigation update - 5 May 2017

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Welcome to Issue 14 of Pulse, a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability.  

In this issue of Pulse, we report on recent court decisions, Coronial inquiries and topical healthcare issues including:

  • failure to diagnose and delayed diagnosis - when is it negligent?
  • updates from recent Coroner’s Court decisions, including in relation to the risk of suicide in aged care; a death by opiate toxicity; and the combination of closed head injuries and anticoagulation therapy;
  • a Court of Appeal decision that underscores the need for health practitioners to maintain adequate records of the consent process; and
  • protection of health records under Australia’s new data breach laws.

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We are involved in litigated and non-litigated claims, complaints to professional boards and the Health Services Commissioner, Coronial inquests, and are adept at managing complex claims. 

We understand that medical indemnity and aged care portfolios are highly specialised and require careful management. We know that protecting client reputations in often media sensitive cases and managing claims effectively are key challenges in this area, which we manage carefully and confidently.

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