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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

Pregnancy And Birth – ART Terms Explained
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…

Elder Mediation
Elder Mediation

Elder Mediation can be a useful tool as people age…

Buying Into A Manufactured Home Park
Buying into a manufactured home park

Essential information for anyone contemplating buying into a manufactured home…

Information On Cancer
Information on Cancer

Early detection of cancer is critical for obtaining a good…

Release Of Counselling Records
Release of Counselling Records

Confidentiality The duty of psychologists to maintain client confidentially is…

Making An Aged Care Complaint
Making an Aged Care Complaint

Do we have – as some suggest – an aged…

Advanced Care Directives
Advanced Care Directives

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

Stillbirth And Neonatal Death
Stillbirth and Neonatal death

The vast majority of pregnancies end happily with a healthy…


A medication or prescription error not only results in a…

Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy

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

Negligence Actions Against Aged Care Facilities
Negligence Actions against Aged Care Facilities

One avenue for the aggrieved aged care resident or their…

A Summary Of Medical Negligence Cases
A summary of medical negligence cases

Read a summary of medical negligence cases conducted by our health…

Pregnancy And Birth – Obstetric Terms Explained
Pregnancy and Birth – Obstetric terms explained

Obstetric negligence is a complex area of law and one…

Genetic Testing And Screening During Pregnancy
Genetic testing and screening during pregnancy

There are a number of diagnostic and screening tests available…

Granny Flat Arrangements: What Are They And What Are The Risks?
Granny Flat Arrangements: What are they and what are the risks?

When we talk about "granny flat" arrangements, many people will…


Gentamicin has been recognised for many years, at least since…

Pressure Sores
Pressure sores

What are pressure sores? Pressure sores, also known as pressure…

Complaints About Chiropractors In NSW
Complaints about Chiropractors in NSW

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

Medication Errors
Medication errors

Prescription or medication errors arise when the wrong medication or…

Senate Inquiry On Pelvic Mesh
Senate inquiry on Pelvic Mesh

A Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh and related matters is…


Surrogacy refers to an arrangement made under which a woman…

Complaints About Pharmacists In NSW
Complaints about Pharmacists in NSW

Of the 8769 pharmacists registered in NSW on 30 June…

Dental Negligence Claims
Dental negligence claims

Although the legal principles in pursuing dental negligence claims are no different to…

How To Respond To Complaints
How to respond to complaints

The knee-jerk reaction to complaints is often to view them…

Claims For Gynaecological Injury During Childbirth
Claims for gynaecological injury during childbirth

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

Coronial Inquests – NSW
Coronial Inquests – NSW

The Office of the State Coroner may become involved if…

Elective Caesarean Sections
Elective Caesarean Sections

One in three Australian babies is born by caesarean section…

How To Get Your Medical Records
How to get your medical records

What are medical records? The clinical notes made by a…

Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery

The growing appetite for cosmetic enhancement shows no sign of…

Our Health Law Team

Catherine Henry

Catherine Henry

Chandrika Darroch

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 Monteverdi

Lidia Monteverdi

Tom Hunter-Leahy

Tom Hunter-Leahy

SOLICITOR | BCom LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac
Hayley O’Brien

Hayley O’Brien

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

Judy Manning

Cathy Lyons

Cathy Lyons

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