Leading health and medical lawyer Catherine Henry and her firm have both been recognised in the prestigious Doyles Guide lists of NSW’s top medical negligence and malpractice compensation lawyers and law firms.
Catherine Henry Lawyers is one of 12 firms practising within the areas of medical negligence and malpractice matters in the NSW legal market who have been identified for their expertise and abilities in these areas.
Ms Henry is one of 17 solicitors to be recognised. She is one of only two lawyers in the list that are based outside of Sydney.
It is the third year in a row that Ms Henry been recognised by Doyles Guide. She said it is an honour to be given such high praise from within the industry.
She said the recognition given both to her and her firm was a result of a strong team at the firm. It was also significant for those living in rural and regional NSW to have strong and specialist representation.
“It is really important that people who have experienced poor healthcare in regional areas have access to the highest quality representation,” Ms Henry said.
“My team and I are encouraged to continue our work in giving people robust representation and help them obtain justice, redress, and compensation,” she said.
“We are seeing increasing numbers of enquiries across all areas including reports of and cases involving rogue doctors in hospitals and private practice. Negligence and abuse in aged care facilities is also very important work.”
“These terrible situations continue to occur more often than not because of poor regulation or enforcement of standards. Health care providers can’t be allowed to get away with unacceptable care. ”
“Litigation is also a way to hit poor operators and providers where it hurts – in their hip pockets – and thereby forcing positive change in healthcare standards.”
Ms Henry has three decades of experience in the field of plaintiff medical negligence.
The lists were released in November 2019. 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.