I recently came across an interesting article in a medical insurance journal, discussing the responsibilities of a radiologist to ensure communication of important x-ray or other radiology test results. The conclusion of the article was that the radiologist has responsibility for prompt first-hand communication with the referring GP, but the article stopped short of suggesting
Does a Doctor have a duty to inform of Disciplinary Action/Restrictions?
Working this afternoon on a claim for a client who suffered serious complications as a consequence of gynae surgery, performed by a surgeon who has recently (and previously) been the subject of disciplinary action by the (now defunct) State Medical Board.
Duty owed by rehabilitation provider to injured worker
In a recent District Court decision by Judge Davis, an interesting issue as to the obligations owed by a rehabilitation provider to an injured worker were explored.
The Decision, Lines v Workfocus Australia Pty Ltd  WADC 203, delivered on 23 December 2009 confirmed, though it appears this may have been something conceded by the
Personal Responsibility + Society’s “Parenting” Role
Again, slightly off topic, though the broader consequences apply in a healthcare context.
Read with interest the Editorial in the Weekend Australian yesterday about the High Court’s recent decision, with the less than informative name, C.A.L. No 14 Pty Ltd v Motor Accidents Insurance Board  HCA 47.
The facts in the case were simple:…