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Why rural and regional residents shouldn’t be afraid to “rock the boat” after a bad medical result.


Too many people living in regional New South Wales are reluctant to seek answers from their health professionals after a bad medical result for fear of “rocking the boat” in their community, says expert health and medical lawyer Catherine Henry.

“They’re basically afraid to seek legal action because they’re worried about putting their personal and professional relationships at risk. And it’s about time that changed!”

Unfortunately our experiences with the healthcare system don’t always go according to plan. In metropolitan areas it can be much easier for someone to speak up and seek specialist legal advice if they experience medical malpractice or negligence, or perhaps a women’s health issue.

Catherine Henry has decades of experience in health and medical law and will visit Orange this Thursday 30 March to share her expertise as part of a NSW Law Society Continuing Legal Education event for regional lawyers.

She’ll also hold a free Medical Law Advice Clinic for the general public to inform and update people on the latest developments affecting health and medical disputes and their implications for a regional setting.

Please note Catherine Henry is available for interview on Thursday morning 30 March by contacting 0417 292 700.

The free Medical Law Advice Clinic hosted by Catherine Henry Lawyers of Newcastle will be held on Thursday 30 March 1030am-1pm at Duntryleague, Orange. Bookings appreciated by phoning 1800 874 949 or 02 4929 3995.

Catherine Henry Lawyers are recognised as the preferred referral firm for many other lawyers in NSW and the ACT who need specialist advice in health and medical law.


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