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  1. Strict adherence to the Mental Health Act, is it necessary?

    23 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of the ACT has determined that the defendant's failure to have the plaintiff assessed in accordance with the Mental Health (Treatment & Care) Act 1994 (ACT) was a breach of its duty as the entity responsible for the management of

  2. A surgeon’s bias leads to a failure to consent

    20 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The recent case of Jambrovic v Day spells a warning to health providers to ensure that all relevant treatment alternatives are explored in the consenting process. The plaintiff was diagnosed with a brain tumour in March 2011 and his treating neurosurgeon.

  3. Coroner's Corner - Investigation into the death of Timothy John

    10 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Champix Update: Could quitting smoking be dangerous for your health? Inquest Date: 29 September 2016; 21-22 November 2016 (delivered on 14 September 2017) Coroner: Mr John Hutton Place: Brisbane Date of Death: 17 April 2013 Issues for Consideration The...

  4. Coroner's Corner - Investigation into the death of Reginald Stimpson

    10 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Elderly elective knee surgery patient dies following medication mix up. Date of Findings: 18 July 2017 Coroner: Christine Clements Place: Brisbane Date of Death: 27 March 2015 Factual Summary Mr Reginald Stimpson, aged 73, had a history of...

  5. Transitioning Power: Children, Gender Dysphoria and Consent

    9 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Recently a doctor in the UK was investigated over complaints made against her regarding the provision of hormonal treatment to her patients, some of whom were 12 years old, with the aim of assisting them to transition genders.[1] The investigators...

  6. Consent to surgery: who will be my surgeon?

    9 November 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Often a patient is not expressly told who their surgeon will be and is left to assume it is the practitioner who obtained their consent. However, a different practitioner or a registrar under supervision may actually perform the operation. These...

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