Gynecology (or Gynaecology!)

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,

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.