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Taree Office

Catherine Henry Lawyers opens Taree office

  • 27/09/2019

Leading regional NSW health, medical negligence and elder law firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, has opened an office in Taree. The office, at Hooke Chambers in Victoria Street, Taree, is headed…

The Garling Report

Has the Garling Report improved NSW health care?

  • 10/09/2019

The ‘Final Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals’ (the ‘Garling Report’) was released in 2008 and presented various recommendations to the…

Aged Care Home Death

Aged Care Home Death | Our Client’s Story

  • 09/09/2019

When our clients' 87-year-old mother was admitted to an aged care home in the Hunter region, they had no idea that in just four short months she would suffer injury…

Social Media

Compensation claims and social media

  • 06/09/2019

We have represented hundreds of people who have successfully obtained lump sum compensation for personal injuries and disabilities caused by negligence. In our experience, we often find that people do…

Obstetric Malpractice Conference

Obstetric Malpractice Conference

  • 03/09/2019

The 11th Obstetric Malpractice Conference was hosted in Melbourne on 22 and 23 August 2019. Guest speakers included various obstetric experts and lawyers who practice in the area of medical…

Maternity Health Policy

NSW maternity health policy

  • 02/09/2019

In recent decades, maternity health policy in Australia has promoted vaginal delivery and prioritised reducing the rates of delivery by caesarean section. In NSW, the maternity health policy, Towards Normal…

Surrogacy

Is surrogacy legal in Australia?

  • 30/08/2019

One of the challenging issues in the area of obstetrics, from a regulatory and ethical perspective, is surrogacy. In Australia, surrogacy is legal in all states and territories for altruistic…

Watt V State Of NSW

Case Study: Watt v State of NSW

  • 23/08/2019

Watt v State of NSW [2018] NSWSC 1926 is a decision of the Honourable Justice Garling in the NSW Supreme Court which considered the s54 Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW)…

Australasian Birth Trauma Conference

Australasian Birth Trauma Conference

  • 13/08/2019

The Australasian Birth Trauma Association and the Centre for Perinatal Psychology hosted the first Australasian Birth Trauma Conference in Brisbane earlier this month. Guest speakers addressed an interesting range of…

Abortion Reform

Abortion reform put back in wake of election

  • 28/05/2019

The return of Liberal/National party governments at both state and federal level in recent elections has undoubtedly set back the cause of abortion reform - an issue that the vast…

Maternity Care Policy

NSW Health Maternity Care Policy

  • 27/05/2019

The 2010, the NSW Health maternity care policy, Towards Normal Birth in NSW was developed in response to the Mothers and Babies Report 2006* which revealed that both elective and…

The ins and outs of My Health Record

  • 29/01/2019

The federal government has extended the period for opting out of the new My Health Record (MHR) system to January 31 next year. This system affects every one of us.…

Royal Commission into Aged Care begins

  • 24/01/2019

The preliminary hearings for the Royal Commission into aged care commenced on 18 January 2019. There was a call for submissions regarding: The quality of aged care services being delivered;…

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