Earlier this year I put away my scrubs for the last time, shutting the door on my career as a nurse and midwife to start my new role as a lawyer. I thought I’d share with you, three of the things [...]
To make a claim for common law damages for pain and suffering and economic loss, you need to show that you have suffered a serious injury and that your injury was caused or contributed to by a [...]
A recent study shows that of all medical errors in Australia each year, approximately 140,000 relate to misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis. About 21,000 of those cause serious harm and result in [...]
Long ago someone wise once said, “Behind every good lawyer, is a great legal assistant.” Or is that just me trying to present my own statements as ancient wisdom?
The legal deck is stacked against people injured or killed in aged care. The recent COVID outbreak in Victorian facilities highlights the absence of oversight in aged care homes exposed to coronavirus.
If a motor vehicle involved in a transport accident was unregistered or uninsured, this can impact the injured person’s eligibility to compensation under the TAC scheme.
Understandably, many Victorians are concerned about the effect COVID-19 will have on the progress of their personal injury claim. They want to know whether it will affect their ability to get [...]
In this article, we review a case in relation to a serious injury application for psychological injury as a result of a road accident, which ultimately ended up in the courts.
The TAC protocols govern the conduct of TAC and personal injury lawyers before any litigation. Polaris is proud to be a participant. Polaris participates in the protocols because we believe the [...]
Most people assume that they own their own medical records. After all, the records contain some immensely personal information about our health and medical treatment. In this article, we look at [...]