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Death of a loved one: Francesca’s story

Francesca suffered a psychiatric injury following the sudden death of her mother in hospital One day Francesca noticed that her mother looked unwell. She reported this to staff at the aged care facility where her mother lived. Over the following…

Psychiatric injury following death of a loved one

Wrongful birth claim – Fragile X

Conrad Curry and the team at The Law Office of Conrad Curry recently resolved a claim for damages for ‘wrongful birth’ in the District Court of South Australia for the parents of a young boy who was born with Fragile…

Amniocentesis & CVS - fragile X

Client story: Escalating domestic violence resulting in murder – negligence claim against NSW Police

Domestic violence and abuse case The chilling story of a woman who was let down when she sought Police protection from her violent ex-husband. Lily met Richard when she was 18. They later married and had 4 children together. Throughout…

Negligence claim against NSW Police

Workplace bullying leads to psychological / psychiatric injury

Psychiatric injury Associate solicitor Amanda Robinson acted on behalf of a client who was subjected to workplace bullying and unrealistic expectations resulting in a deterioration of her health and psychological / psychiatric injury. Our client has kindly allowed us to…

Bullying resulting in psychological psychiatric injury

Fatality From Prescription Medicine Overdose – John’s story

Prescription Medicine Fatality Senior Associate Jane Bulter acted on behalf of the husband whose wife passed away after an overdose of prescription medicine. We are happy to report that our client’s case settled favourably. Our client has kindly allowed us…

Prescription medicine overdose

Perforation of urethra during insertion of a urinary catheter: Mick’s story

Urinary catheter insertion Mick was 64 years of age when he was diagnosed with a calcification in the lower lobe of his left kidney (kidney stone). This occurred after a presentation to the emergency department of the local tertiary hospital.…

Urinary catheter

Bladder and prostate cancer: Greg’s story

Bladder and prostate cancer Greg was 68 years of age at the time that he had his radical cystoprostatectomy  (operation to remove the bladder, prostate and associated pelvic tissue). He had spinal surgery in 2015. Preoperative urine and blood tests…

Rectal injury during bladder cancer surgery

Bowel cancer, failure to diagnose anastomotic leak: George’s story

Bowel cancer case George was a 73-year-old man who had a history of diverticular disease (abnormality of the wall of the bowel). He was referred by his GP to a general surgeon/colorectal surgeon for a routine colonoscopy. During the colonoscopy…

Anastomotic Leak - George's story

Former spouse’s claim for family provision after 40 years of separation – Barbara’s story

Family Provision Case Our client Barbara was in a de facto relationship with James in the 1970’s. Whilst the relationship was short, they had a child together who needed the support, financial and otherwise of both parents throughout her childhood…

Family Provision Case - Barbara's story

Elderly man dies in care of NSW Ambulance paramedics during fourth attendance: John’s story

NSW Ambulance Case John was 73 years old, suffered from diabetes and about a month prior to his death had been discharged from hospital following a bout of pneumonia. John was an amputee and required a wheel chair or scooter…

NSW Ambulance paramedics

Professional misconduct: Sarah’s story

Professional misconduct When a Doctor takes advantage of a vulnerable patient Sarah immigrated to Australia after meeting and quickly marrying her husband overseas. The newlywed couple moved frequently due to her husband’s work. Sarah found it difficult to make friends…

Professional misconduct

Slip and fall injuries – Jenny’s story

Slip and fall Many of you will remember the torrential rainfall and ‘cyclonic’ winds which lashed Newcastle and the Hunter in April 2015. There were power outages, spot flooding, trees down and much damage to property throughout the region. During…

Person on crutches

Mr J’s Motor vehicle accident claim

Mr J contacted The Law Office of Conrad Curry, whilst in hospital, wanting to know if he could make a motor vehicle accident claim against the driver of the large vehicle.

Broken bicycle helmet

Vasectomy and reproductive negligence: Tony’s story

Male sterilisation: Vasectomy Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilisation or permanent contraception in which the vas deferens are cut and tied or sealed so as to prevent sperm entering into the urethra and thereby preventing fertilisation through sexual intercourse.…

Paternity test

Tubal ligation – reproductive negligence: Erin’s story

Tubal Ligation Tubal Ligation is a permanent form of contraception and is intended to be non-reversible in which the fallopian tubes are blocked or occluded with the placement of clips. It can be conducted by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) or laparotomy…

Reproductive negligence tubal ligation

Deprivation of pregnancy and reproductive negligence: Stacey & Michael’s story

Deprivation of pregnancy When they married, Michael and Stacey planned to have two children and hoped very much that they would have one of each. Unfortunately, Stacey suffered from endometriosis which meant that she suffered a great deal of pain…

Deprivation of pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy and medical negligence: Mary’s story

Ectopic pregnancy Mary and her husband were trying for their second child. Mary started to suffer some abdominal pain and bleeding. She conducted a home pregnancy test which proved positive and presented to her G.P.  The G.P. organised antenatal investigations…

Ectopic pregnancy Mary's story

Methotrexate and medical negligence: Julie’s story

Administration of Methotrexate Julie and her husband were only recently married when she fell pregnant. Unfortunately in the case of her first pregnancy, delayed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy meant that she lost one of her fallopian tubes. She fell pregnant…

Methotrexate for an ectopic pregnancy

Coronary artery disease and medical negligence: Louise’s story

Coronary artery disease Louise had been treated for coronary artery disease over many years. She was ​recommended by her gynaecologist that she undergo a non-essential gynaecological procedure. Undecided, she sought the advice of her cardiologist who approved the withdrawal of her anti-platelet/anti-clotting…

Coronary artery disease - cardiologist

Acute Coronary Syndrome medical negligence

​Bill was designated as potentially an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patient at the Emergency Department (ED) of the major tertiary hospital in town and transferred to the coronary ward after a family night out was disrupted when Bill suffered shoulder and…

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Myocardial infarction and medical negligence: Jane’s story

Myocardial infarction Jane had a history of coronary artery disease and a prior Myocardial Infarction ‘MI’ which had involved having a stent (a small mesh tube that’s used to treat narrow or weak arteries) placed in her left anterior descending artery (LAD)​. Her…

Myocardial infarction

Pre-eclampsia and medical negligence: Corinna’s story

Pre-eclampsia Pre-eclampsia is an illness categorised by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, and can cause headaches, pitting oedema, visual disturbances, upper abdominal pain, organ failure and in severe cases even be fatal to the mother and unborn baby.…

Medical negligence and pre-eclampsia

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