Two lawyers from a Hunter based law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, have made the list of NSW’s top 16 medical negligence plaintiff lawyers.
Catherine Henry Lawyers is the only firm headquartered in the Hunter and Northern NSW to have lawyers make the list. It is one of only two firms based outside of Sydney to make the list.
It is the second year in a row that Ms Henry has made the list. She said it is an honour to be given such high praise from peers.
“It is really important that people who have experienced poor healthcare in regional areas have access to the highest quality representation,” Ms Henry said.
“Lucy and I are encouraged to continue our work to give people robust representation to gain justice, redress, and compensation,” she said.
“We are seeing increasing reports and case of rogue doctors in hospitals and private practice as well as negligence and abuse in aged care facilities.”
“These terrible situations continue often because of poor regulation or enforcement of standards and people get away with things.”
“Litigation is also a way to hit poor operators and provider in their hip pocket to force a positive change in healthcare standards.”
Ms Henry has decades of experience in the field of plaintiff medical negligence.
Doyle’s Guide is an independent body that rates, ranks and recommends Australian law firms based on extensive interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. The 2018 list details solicitors practising within the areas of medical negligence and malpractice matters in the NSW legal market who have been identified by the state’s defendant insurance lawyers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.