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Jane Fiske

Partner
Insurance Law & Litigation
  • +61 3 9269 9391

Jane is an insurance litigation lawyer who specialises in medical indemnity and health law. Jane has in-depth experience managing complaints, investigations and significant claims on behalf of hospitals, doctors, allied health professionals and health facilities.

Experience

Jane has extensive experience acting for health professionals, hospitals and health organisations in civil litigation, disciplinary proceedings, coronial matters and health complaints investigations. She understands the sensitive and careful management that these often highly publicised matters require.

Jane is recognised in Best Lawyers for her expertise in medical negligence. She is also recognised in Doyle's Guide as a preeminent lawyer in the field of medical negligence.

As a thought leader in this space, Jane regularly chairs and presents at medical indemnity and health law conferences. She is also regularly asked to identify and advise on trends in medical indemnity and health claims.

Career Highlights

Jane's experience includes acting for:

  • a midwife in a high profile Coronial inquest concerning a maternal death during a home birth
  • a hospital in high quantum and complex Supreme Court proceedings where it was alleged the management of labour resulted in significant brain injury to a baby and psychological damage to the mother
  • a hospital in a nervous shock and financial dependency multi-party claim.

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