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

Tag Archives: case

Extensions of Time: Court of Appeal find a way to make sense of section 41 Limitation Act (Barr v Farrell)

Posted in Case Summary
On 10 September 2014 the Court of Appeal, by a majority of 2 to 1, upheld appeal against a decision by Judge Bowden in the District Court rejecting the applicant’s request for an extension of time in which to bring claim under Section 41 of the Limitation Act 2005. As I have commented previously, such section on its… Continue Reading

Are Medical Negligence Trials Facing Extinction?

Posted in Our Cases
Interestingly, I have, in the last 6 to 12 months noted a drop in the number of medical negligence and other personal injury claims proceeding to trial (it has to be said with some personal frustration/disappointment). Traditionally my advice to clients has been that, if they obtain a supportive expert opinion critical of the care… Continue Reading

Patient Responsibility – International Differences Highlighted by Recent Case

Posted in Case Summary, Causation Issues, Contributory Negligence, Overseas Cases
I was interested to read recent news reports concerning a case decided in Canada. An Indian/Canadian man, Mr Kahlong was awarded CAD $5 million in a claim against a Hospital in Vancouver. According to news reports, Mr Kahlong who was 41 years of age suffered from low back pain for which he was referred for… Continue Reading