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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 …

Professional Boundaries In The Doctor Patient Relationship

Professional boundaries and the doctor-patient relationship

The recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) decision finding Dr Aamer Sultan guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct on 7 April 2017 is a timely reminder of a medical practitioners’ duty to maintain professional boundaries with patients.

Dr Sultan was …

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 …

Access To Medical Records

Access to my hospital or doctor’s medical records

Accessing Personal Medical Records

In New South Wales the general position is that a health practitioner or organisation is said to own the medical records they create. However, in most cases a person is still able to access their personal …

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 …

Genetic Testing Gone Wrong

Genetic testing – how can it go wrong?

Australia claims to be a world leader in genetic testing and in the diagnosis of genetic abnormalities in the pre-implantation phase of IVF and the early pre-natal stage. With such touted expertise, we are entitled to expect accuracy in diagnosis, …

Medical Negligence And Reproductive Negligence

Medical negligence and reproductive negligence

Reproductive negligence

More and more people are turning to health care professionals to help plan their families, whether that is to conceive via reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation, to allow prospective parents a greater level of control over …

Medical Negligence: Failure To Diagnose, Failure To Properly Treat

Failure to diagnose or treat

At The Law Office of Conrad Curry, we have acted for a large number of clients who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence including failure to diagnose and failure to properly treat a number of health conditions.…

Prescription Pain Medication

Addictive pain medication and GPs

An area of concern which has grown immensely over the last two decades is the overuse and abuse of prescription pain medication.

Studies in the United States of America and Canada reveal that there has been a 68% increase in …