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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…

CTG Trace Surveilance

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

Pregnancy and Birth – Obstetric terms explained

Obstetric negligence is a complex area of law and one…

Regulation Of Chiropractors
Complaints about Chiropractors in NSW

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

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

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

Coroners Court
Coronial Inquests – NSW

The Office of the State Coroner may become involved if…

Chemically Induced Labour
Induction of Labour

How it works Most women enter labour naturally at around…

Doctor Patient Boundaries
Breaching Professional Boundaries

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

Birth Trauma
What is Birth Trauma and what legal options are available?

Birth trauma refers to a wide variety of medical conditions…


A medication or prescription error not only results in a…

Mental Health and the Law

The Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) The Mental Health Act…

Obstetric Malpractice: An Update
Elective Caesarean Sections

One in three Australian babies is born by caesarean section…

Healthcare Needs Of Prisoners
Health Care Needs of Prisoners

The health care needs of prisoners differ to those of…

Advanced Care Directives
Why have an Advanced Care Directive

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

Abortion: law and practice

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


Surrogacy refers to an arrangement made under which a woman…

Complaints about Dentists in NSW

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

Stillbirth And Neonatal Deaths
Stillbirth and Neonatal death

The vast majority of pregnancies end happily with a healthy…

Senate Inquiry
Senate inquiry on Pelvic Mesh

A Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh and related matters is…

Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric banding & weight loss surgery

Gastric banding is a procedure whereby a band is positioned…

Coronial Inquests
When will a Coronial Inquest be held?

When someone dies unexpectedly, a Coronial Inquest is sometimes held…

Genetic Testing In Pregnancy
Genetic testing and screening during pregnancy

There are a number of diagnostic and screening tests available…

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…


Early detection of cancer is critical for obtaining a good…

Patient Safety And Clinical Governance
Patient safety and clinical governance

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

Health Complaints Procedures

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

Attending a medico-legal appointment

As part of your claim, you will be required to…

Health professional misconduct – Dr Emil Gayed

This information sheet outlines the options available to people who…

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy

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

Our Health Law Team

Catherine Henry Aged Care

Catherine Henry


Lucy Wilk


Jane Bulter

SENIOR ASSOCIATE | BA Hons, Dip Law (LPAB), Grad Dip Leg Prac, MHL (Masters In Health Law)

Cassandra Castillo


Tom Hunter-Leahy

SOLICITOR | BCom LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac

Hayley O’Brien

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

Judy Manning

Alex W

Alex Wilson

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