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Australian Medical Liability: Year in Review

Australia, United Kingdom - February 8 2021 Jennifer Masson suffered a severe asthma attack on 21 July 2002, leaving her in a vegetative state with severe and irreversible brain damage. She…

Ross Donaldson, Hannah Glover, Jacinta Long, Lucinda Lyons, Ganga Narayanan, Jehan-Philippe Wood

Victorian Supreme Court rules on negligence of surgeon and assesses damages

Australia - June 15 2020 A recent decision of Judicial Registrar Clayton of the Supreme Court of Victoria provides guidance on the assessment of damages for personal injuries…

Ross Donaldson, Ganga Narayanan

Local Council found liable for fire at rubbish tip

Australia - March 10 2020 Greater Hume Shire Council (Council) operated the Walla Walla Waste/Recycling Depot in New South Wales (the Tip). On 17 December 2009, a fire ignited…

Breannon Bailey

The state of “Competent Professional Practice” across Australia

Australia - February 3 2020 The end of 2019 saw three medical negligence judgments handed down by the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, and the Western Australian…

Breannon Bailey

Watch your step: A Local Council’s liability for an obvious risk

Australia - February 13 2019 In times of ever increasing claims brought against Local Councils for personal injuries sustained in public recreation areas, a recent District Court…