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  1. When in … France? A novel application of lex loci deliciti in medical negligence proceedings

    20 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Supreme Court applied the law of France to determine breach of duty by a surgeon who performed knee surgery on a professional rugby player, and also to determine the appropriate damages to award. The Background Mr Lucas Anthony Miller (the...

  2. Importance of notifying complaints and claims

    7 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A health practitioner has provided treatment to a patient and the patient has expressed dissatisfaction about the outcome of the treatment. What should the health practitioner do? It is important for a health practitioner to maintain a positive...

  3. Dental practitioners, are you practising dentistry within your scope of practice?

    6 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Dental Board of Australia’s (DBA) revised scope of practice registration standard and guidelines for scope of practice came into effect as of 1 July 2020. There are a number of dental practitioner divisions (being dentists, dental hygienists,...

  4. Complying with infection control obligations

    5 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Guidelines on infection control The Dental Board of Australia (DBA) has developed guidelines on infection control (the DBA Guidelines) which apply to all dental practitioners, being dentists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental therapists, oral...

  5. Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Record Keeping

    31 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    What are clinical records? Clinical records are made-up of a broad range of material, including, but not limited to: clinical notes (electronic and/or handwritten notes); correspondence between health professionals regarding patients’ care;...

  6. Plaintiff in the soup after failing to establish Hospital’s breach of duty of care

    22 July 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Hawkins v South Western Sydney Local Health District [2020] NSWDC 308, the plaintiff failed to convince a court that the treatment provided to him by the Campbelltown Hospital’s catering and nursing staff was negligent. In Issue The plaintiff...

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