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Caesarean Or Natural Birth

Caesarean section or natural birth – who decides?

The recent article published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) dated 26 April 2019, highlighted some concerning comments made by Private Healthcare Australia (PHA), the private health insurance industry’s representative body, about caesarean sections which were performed without medical …

Ectopic Pregnancy And Medical Negligence

Medical negligence and ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition for women and represents a significant cause of maternal death. The incidence of ectopic pregnancies is approximately 1 in 150 of natural pregnancies.

Ectopic pregnancy occurs where there is the development of a foetus …

Medical Negligence And Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia and medical negligence

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.…