West Australian Medical Negligence Law Blog

West Australian Medical Negligence Law Blog

Insights On Medical Negligence Issues From The Perth Area And Throughout Australia

I have been a lawyer for 21 years, during which time I have predominantly represented injured people in pursuing compensation claims. In the last 10 - 15 years, I have focused on medical malpractice / medical negligence law and particularly claims arising from negligent medical care. Read more

Category Archives: Gynecology (or Gynaecology!)

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Suppression Order about Awful Doctor’s ID

Posted in Case Summary, Contemporary Medicine, Gynecology (or Gynaecology!), Obstetrics
It was interesting to read the Sunday Times newspaper’s, front page article a week ago in relation to the unnamed obstetrician/ gynaecologist recently struck off from practise in Western Australia.  I was particularly interested to read the newspapers’ editorial column concerning their strong view that the ongoing suppression order, prohibiting publication of the particular Doctors details,… Continue Reading

Why Early Settlement Still Remains a Good Idea (only)

Posted in Cosmetic Surgery (and Other Treatment), Gynecology (or Gynaecology!), Our Cases
Musing on a claim that I settled a week or so ago. The matter was settled within 45 minutes, via pre-trial settlement discussions at Court supervised mediation.  The claim concerned complications following a hysterectomy. The allegations of negligence related to the gynaecologist’s failure to discuss alternatives to hysterectomy for control of our client’s pre-menopausal heavy periods.… Continue Reading