Pulse - Issue 15

Health Law & Litigation - 15 November 2017

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Pulse Cover of issue 15 Nov 2017

Welcome to Issue 15 of Pulse, our 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:

  • the importance of clear communication between healthcare practitioners;
  • a warning about adequate consent forms and processes;
  • how a lack of continuity of care can result in tragic circumstances; and
  • the need to follow a fair procedure when conducting a disciplinary process which could lead to termination of employment.

 

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Our Health Law & Litigation team

Our team has an in-depth understanding of the health industry and we have significant experience acting on behalf of hospitals, aged care facilities, doctors and other health care professionals.

We are involved in litigated and non-litigated claims, complaints to professional boards and the Health Complaints 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.

We value the strong relationships that we have in place with, and have received compelling endorsements from, our clients and plaintiff lawyers for the speed, commerciality, integrity and intelligent way in which we manage files.  

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