What does the law say about the extent of the duty of local doctors (GP’s) in relation to referral of patients to specialists (for example surgeons) and other health services?
In this article, we explore why the law in medical negligence is so difficult and try and break down a few of the concepts and barriers in medical negligence claims.
A recent medical negligence case heard in Victoria’s County Court highlights the problem for injured patients where there is a difference between what the medical records say and the injured [...]
In February 2021, Better Safer Care Victoria provided a report on “sentinel events”; incidents in which a person receiving healthcare died or was seriously harmed.
In this article, we will look at how personal injury compensation, for example TAC or WorkCover benefits, may affect the supports a person with a disability receives under their NDIS plan.
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 [...]
After being injured while getting medical treatment in Victoria, people often ask us, “Am I out of time to make a claim for compensation?” The short answer is that getting advice and finding out [...]
In Victoria, almost all claims for personal injury compensation are subject to “caps” and “thresholds” under the law. These limit the amount of compensation you can receive if you are injured or [...]
Compensation payouts for personal injury are generally one-off payments made for long term injuries and losses. With often large sums of money being involved, it’s important that recipients seek [...]