Medical Malpractice Gazette 2nd editionAug 2022 |
Carter Newell's Medical Malpractice Gazette (2nd edition) features a number of noteworthy cases from within the healthcare sector.
The most common types of claim that we currently see are claims for damages for personal injury allegedly caused by or during treatment or from an alleged failure to properly diagnose, and complaints to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
In light of the range of personal injury plaintiff firms s that pursue personal injury claims on a speculative basis, there is a risk to any participant in the healthcare industry that they may be required to incur significant defence costs defending a claim (whether or not it has merit), and that a claim that has merit may result in substantial damages.
We also see claims for unfair dismissal, adverse action, sexual harassment and bullying, which can be costly and disruptive.
We are therefore actively involved in assisting insurers and brokers to ensure their insureds understand these risks and that any claims are resolved as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
As a premier legal firm with one of the largest insurance practices in Australia, we are confident that this edition will be a useful resource for our readers. We welcome your feedback and any suggestions you may have for future editions (feedback@ carternewell.com).
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