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  1. The Federal Court affirms an Insurer’s right to cancel a contract of insurance where an insured has made a fraudulent claim

    26 October 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Court of Australia has confirmed that, at common law, an insurer has a right to cancel a contract of insurance prospectively, on the basis of a breach of contract such as the making of a fraudulent claim by the insured. In Issue Whether the...

  2. Changes to QLD Health Practitioner National Law

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 13 June 2017 by the Minister for Health, the Honourable Cameron Dick MP. Parliament has referred the Bill

  3. Crime and the incapacitated patient

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Health care providers will on occasion be faced with requests by police to release patient information, or even bodily samples. If a patient is able to consent to this, the matter is straightforward. What, however, if the incapacitated patient, for...

  4. Coroner's Corner - Inquest into the death of Gwendoline Mead

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Date of Findings: 22 June 2017 Coroner: Ainslie Kirkegaard Inquest Place: Brisbane Date of Death: 1 March 2015 Factual Summary: Gwendoline Mead was a 73 year old woman who died 12 days after surgery at the Toowoomba Base Hospital on 1 March 2015 from...

  5. Coroner's Corner - Inquest into the deaths of Nixon Tonkin and Archer Langley

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Date of Findings: 28 June 2017 Coroner: John Lock Inquest Place: Brisbane Tonkin Date of Death: 6 June 2014 Langley Date of Death: 25 July 2014 The inquests into the deaths of Nixon Tonkin and Archer Langley both involved consideration of complications...

  6. Coroner's Corner - Inquest into the death of DR

    4 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Date of Findings: 9 June 2017 Coroner: Ainslie Kirkegaard Inquest Place: Brisbane Date of Death: 2 February 2015 Issues for Consideration: Whether heart failure was the primary cause of DR’s death Whether sufficient care was taken by the Prince...

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