Our Health and Ageing practice focuses on ensuring solutions for our clients are practical, commercial and in line with industry trends. We provide a comprehensive suite of services including commercial, property, litigation, insurance (including medico-legal), work health and safety, employment and construction.
Our clients in the health and ageing sector include large government departments, hospitals and health services, insurers, private entities, aged care residences, disability support providers, medical research facilities, medical device manufacturers, individual medical practitioners, and charitable bodies.
Within this sector, our experienced lawyers have expertise in the following areas:
We understand the particular requirements of professional indemnity claims, arising not only from specific legislation, but also the sensitivities which may arise in cases where indemnity issues and potential malpractice issues are present. Our team have experience defending allegations of professional negligence against public and private hospitals, doctors and other healthcare workers.
Our team have been involved in complex and high profile coronial cases representing clients such as dentists, hospitals, nurses, pharmacists and a range of government departments at inquest hearings.
We are frequently retained early to investigate the circumstances surrounding a death and to guide clients through the process, keeping them informed and providing strategic advice while collating relevant information, opinion and statements.
We can also liaise with relevant staff in relation to the role of the Coroner and their statutory obligations to assist clients to make an informed decision about important issues such as claims for privilege of documents and self-incrimination.
Our Health Law team can assist in setting up data breach incident response plans to ensure full compliance with the recently implemented Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, including:
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