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It’s a sad fact that sometimes our experiences with the healthcare system don’t go according to plan

At Catherine Henry Lawyers, we can help you understand your rights and claim for any wrongdoing.

Our lawyers are experts in all areas of health and medical law including medical negligence, medical malpractice, women’s health, reproductive law, dust diseases and more.

Our specialist knowledge and extensive experience in the health and medical law area is widely acknowledged in the legal profession, as well as outside of it. That’s why we’ve become the preferred referral firm for many other lawyers in NSW and the ACT who need specialist advice in health and medical law.

Our Approach

We know that medical and health law often involve a different set of complexities and sensitivities to other areas of the law. We also understand that a lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to getting answers from their health professionals, or they fear that rocking the boat will put their personal and professional relationships at risk.

That’s why our health law team combines robust representation with pragmatic, sensitive advice that takes into account your personal circumstances as well as the law.

We cut out the jargon and discuss your options practically and simply, so that you get the best possible result.

For assistance with your health law issue

Medical Negligence Claims
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical Negligence FAQs

What is a medical negligence claim? A medical negligence claim…

Informed Consent
Informed Consent

In the eyes of the law, a person cannot consent…

Pelvic Mesh
How pelvic mesh affects women

Pelvic mesh is a loosely woven sheet which is used…

Advance Health Directive
Advance Care Directive

A time may come when you are unable to make…

Regulation Of Chiropractors
Complaints about Chiropractors in NSW

Formal Complaints NSW has a co-regulatory framework, which essentially means…

Resolving A Medical Dispute
Resolving a Medical Dispute – Is litigation your only option?

Only a relatively small number of cases go to court.…

Chemically Induced Labour
Induction of Labour

How it works Most women enter labour naturally at around…

Pregnancy And Birth: ART Terms Explained
Pregnancy and Birth – ART terms explained

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) ART refers to the technology used…

Withdraw Medical Treatment
Withdrawal of Medical Treatment

In cases of serious illness or where there has been…

Senate Inquiry
Senate inquiry on Pelvic Mesh

A Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh and related matters is…

Coroners Court
Coronial Inquests – NSW

The Office of the State Coroner may become involved if…

Making An Aged Care Complaint
Making an Aged Care Complaint

Do we have – as some suggest – an aged…

Cosmetic Surgery

The growing appetite for cosmetic enhancement shows no sign of…

CTG
CTG Trace Surveilance

Fetal Heartrate Monitoring with CTG ‘Cardiotocography’, more commonly referred to…

Aged Care Negligence
Negligence Actions against Aged Care Facilities

One avenue for the aggrieved aged care resident or their…

Complaints about Medical Practitioners in NSW

The chances are that most registered medical practitioners will be…

Claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth

When a mother sustains a gynaecological injury during childbirth, often…

Complaints about Dentists in NSW

The chances are that most registered dentists and dental practitioners will…

Medication Errors
Medication errors

Prescription or medication errors arise when the wrong medication or…

Doctor Patient Boundaries
Breaching Professional Boundaries

Information sheet– Professional Boundaries The underlying basis of all therapeutic…

Palliative Care
Palliative Care

Palliative care is care that seeks to improve the quality…

IVF And ART Remedies And Complaints
IVF & Donor Children

With more and more couples and individuals turning to in-vitro…

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy  is a physical disability that affects movement. It…

Health professional misconduct – Dr Emil Gayed

This information sheet outlines the options available to people who…

Pregnancy and Birth – Obstetric terms explained

Obstetric negligence is a complex area of law and one…

Drugs

A medication or prescription error not only results in a…

Regulation Of Nurses And Midwives
Complaints about Nurses and Midwives in NSW

Of the 619,509 health practitioners registered nationally in Australia as…

Surrogacy

Surrogacy refers to an arrangement made under which a woman…

Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric banding & weight loss surgery

Gastric banding is a procedure whereby a band is positioned…

Release of Counselling Records

Confidentiality The duty of psychologists to maintain client confidentially is…

Our Health Law Team

Catherine Henry Aged Care

Catherine Henry

PRINCIPAL | B.A. LL.B MHL (MASTERS IN HEALTH LAW)
Chandrika D

Chandrika Darroch

SENIOR ASSOCIATE | BInSt LLB Dip Leg Prac AccSpec(Personal Injury)
Lucy Wilk

Lucy Wilk

SENIOR ASSOCIATE| BA LLB (Hon)
Jane Bulter

Jane Bulter

SENIOR SOLICITOR | BA Hons Dip Law (LPAB) Grad Dip Leg Prac MHL (Current candidate)
Tom HL

Tom Hunter-Leahy

SOLICITOR | BCom LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac
Hayley O

Hayley O’Brien

SOLICITOR | BA LLB (Hons) Dip Leg Prac
Judy M

Judy Manning

CLINICAL CONSULTANT | RN
Alex W

Alex Wilson

CLINICAL CONSULTANT | RN
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