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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

Informed Consent
Informed Consent
Informed Consent

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

Hormone replacement therapy

Various drugs collectively known as Hormone Replacement Therapy (“HRT”) have…


Early detection of cancer is critical for obtaining a good…

Obstetric Malpractice: An Update
Elective Caesarean Sections

One in three Australian babies is born by caesarean section…

CTG Trace Surveilance

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

Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric banding & weight loss surgery

Gastric banding is a procedure whereby a band is positioned…

Complaints about Dentists in NSW

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

Release of Counselling Records

Confidentiality The duty of psychologists to maintain client confidentially is…

Advanced Care Directives
Advanced Care Directives

Advanced Care Directives are often overlooked, but no less important…

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy

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

Cosmetic Surgery

The growing appetite for cosmetic enhancement shows no sign of…

IVF And ART Remedies And Complaints
IVF & Donor Children

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

Medication Errors
Medication errors

Prescription or medication errors arise when the wrong medication or…

Aged Care Negligence
Negligence Actions against Aged Care Facilities

One avenue for the aggrieved aged care resident or their…

Claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth

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

Healthcare Needs Of Prisoners
Health Care Needs of Prisoners

The health care needs of prisoners differ to those of…

Abortion: law and practice

Background It is interesting that abortion, a widely practiced medical…

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

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

Health Complaints Procedures

In NSW, serious complaints about registered health practitioners can be…

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

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

Patient Safety And Clinical Governance
Patient safety and clinical governance

The quality of healthcare and patient safety is an issue that…

Advance Health Directive
Advance Care Directive

A time may come when you are unable to make…

Genetic Testing In Pregnancy
Genetic testing and screening during pregnancy

There are a number of diagnostic and screening tests available…

Doctor Patient Boundaries
Breaching Professional Boundaries

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

Senate Inquiry
Senate inquiry on Pelvic Mesh

A Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh and related matters is…

Regulation Of Chiropractors
Complaints about Chiropractors in NSW

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

Stillbirth And Neonatal Deaths
Stillbirth and Neonatal death

The vast majority of pregnancies end happily with a healthy…

Complaints about Psychologists in NSW

The chances are that most registered psychologists will be the…

Medical Negligence Claims
Medical Negligence FAQs

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

When things go wrong: Elder Abuse / Residential Care Issues

What is elder abuse? Elder abuse is any physical, sexual,…

Our Health Law Team

Catherine Henry Aged Care

Catherine Henry

Chandrika D

Chandrika Darroch

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

Lucy Wilk

Jane Bulter

Jane Bulter

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

Lidia Monteverdi

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

Alex W

Alex Wilson

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