Rob is a leading medical indemnity, health and ageing lawyer, specialising in civil, coronial and AHPRA proceedings.
For more than 15 years, Rob has been a trusted advisor to Australia's leading medical defence organisations and insurers in complex and high-profile medical indemnity and health related claims.
Insurers, practitioners and hospitals trust Rob's sensible, well-considered and strategic advice in order to achieve favourable outcomes from both a financial and reputational perspective.
In addition to defending practitioners and hospitals in medically and legally complicated litigation, Rob has a strong interest and expertise representing health practitioners in matters before AHPRA and other health complaints bodies.
Rob's understanding of the aged care industry has also seen him represent and advise some of Australia's leading aged care providers.
Rob has been recognised in both Best Lawyers in Australia, and Doyle's Guide as one of Australia's leading medical indemnity lawyers.
Rob's experience includes:
- claims involving an alleged misinterpretation of CTG trace and delayed caesarean section resulting in catastrophic injuries to newborns
- proceedings against an orthopaedic surgeon relating to alleged unnecessary spinal surgery following a motor vehicle accident
- representation of a large aged care provider in the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
- the defence of a tertiary hospital in proceedings alleging a failure to administer dietary supplements and medication resulting in complex neurological injuries
- claims involving a failure to diagnose hydrocephalus causing acquired brain injury
- proceedings brought by an infant suffering from developmental delay allegedly caused by a delay in diagnosis and treatment of raised serum bilirubin levels
- coronial investigations into highly publicised deaths in aged care facilities linked to staffing levels, dementia management and physical environment
- AHPRA investigations into notifications resulting from issues of poor communication, inadequate note taking, cognitive impairment, sexual abuse and boundary violations.