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Wrongful Birth Claims - Fragile X

Wrongful birth claims – Fragile X

The term “Wrongful Birth” in the context of a claim for damages refers to a type of medical negligence claim brought against a doctor, hospital or other health provider for negligent advice and treatment which deprives parents of the choice …

Staff stories: Conrad Curry

I left school when I was 16. Being from a single parent family I was expected to work as soon as I could, so I did a trade at BHP as a fitter and turner. At the end of that …

Making A Will Do It

Making a Will? GET IT SORTED!!

A recent survey by a prominent Australian Law firm revealed that whilst almost all Australians acknowledge the importance of making a Will (97%), only a little more than half actually have one (52%).

Most younger respondents felt that a Will …

Doctor Filling Out Prescriptions In Her Files

Access to clinical notes

Our paralegal Lauren Faulkner recently wrote about the entitlement we each have as consumers of health care services to access clinical notes from our doctor or hospital. Lauren also raised the real issues for family/next of kin in obtaining their …

Screening Rare Genetic Disorders With Genetic Testing

Screening for rare genetic disorders

It seems to me a wonderful imperative in a modern socially responsible economy such as Australia to give all would-be parents the opportunity of screening for the numerous rare genetic disorders when planning their families.

My fear however is that …

Recorded Conversation Used In Evidence

Recorded conversations – can they be used in evidence?

One of the most common questions I’m asked about, particularly in criminal matters and medical negligence cases where clients have recorded conversations with physicians, is whether recordings taken during private conversations without the consent of the other party can be …