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

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 years. Unfortunately, James…

Family Provision Case - Barbara's story

Case note: Elderly man dies in care of NSW Ambulance paramedics during fourth attendance

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 to mobilise. In…

NSW Ambulance paramedics

Professional misconduct: Sarah’s story

When a Doctor takes advantage of a vulnerable patient:  professional misconduct 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 and…

Professional misconduct

Slip and fall injuries – Jenny’s story

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 this period some…

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 and reproductive negligence: Erin’s story

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 (in which…

Reproductive negligence tubal ligation

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

Reproductive Negligence Case Study: Deprivation of pregnancy – Stacey & Michael’s story 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…

Deprivation of pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy and medical negligence: Mary’s story

Medical negligence case study: 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…

Ectopic Pregnancy

Coronary artery disease and medical negligence: Louise’s story

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 medication so that she…

Coronary artery disease

Acute Coronary Syndrome and medical negligence: Bill’s story

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

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Myocardial infarction and medical negligence: Jane’s story

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 anti-platelet/anti-clotting medications…

Myocardial infarction

Pre-eclampsia and medical negligence: Corinna’s story

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. According…

Medical negligence and pre-eclampsia

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