Medical law

  • Review of cosmetic surgery sector welcome but overdue

    30th Nov 2021

    The review of patient safety in the cosmetic surgery sector announced by Ahpra today is welcome but long overdue, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

  • Rules regarding use of ‘cosmetic surgeon’ title needed to protect patients

    27th Aug 2021

    The use of the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ by doctors without appropriate, specialist surgery qualifications can confuse potential patients, says the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).

  • AHPRA, OHO and no further action – Do I have a claim?

    11th Apr 2019

    What happens when the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) confirm that they are not taking a matter further, that there is no case to answer or that they believe the treatment by the health organisation or health practitioner was appropriate? Does this mean that the legal case should be abandoned? If the regulatory body is not critical of the health organisation or practitioner’s conduct, what is the claimant’s chance of succeeding in a medical law claim?

  • Lawyers call on NSW Government to support pill-testing: current policies are failing

    23rd Jan 2019

    Criminal and law enforcement responses to the use of illicit drugs at music festivals are failing, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today in a letter sent to the NSW Premier calling for the implementation of pill testing trials.

  • Damages for pain and suffering

    1st Nov 2018

    Harry Gill discusses two Victorian decisions that explore the assessment of pain and suffering damages in personal injury cases.

  • Personal injury claims assisted by disruptive technology

    4th Oct 2018

    An exploration of an innovative new software – now available to personal injury lawyers in Australia – that converts 2D MRI scans to accurate 3D models.