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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

Genetic Testing In Pregnancy
Genetic Testing In Pregnancy
Genetic testing and screening during pregnancy

There are a number of diagnostic and screening tests available…


A medication or prescription error not only results in a…

Advanced Care Directives
Why have an Advanced Care Directive

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


Early detection of cancer is critical for obtaining a good…

Coroners Court
Coronial Inquests – NSW

The Office of the State Coroner may become involved if…

Stillbirth And Neonatal Deaths
Stillbirth and Neonatal death

The vast majority of pregnancies end happily with a healthy…

Attending a medico-legal appointment

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

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

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

Pelvic Mesh
How pelvic mesh affects women

Pelvic mesh is a loosely woven sheet which is used…

Cosmetic Surgery

The growing appetite for cosmetic enhancement shows no sign of…

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

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

Palliative Care
Palliative Care

Palliative care is care that seeks to improve the quality…

Pressure sores

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

How To Respond To Complaints
How to respond to complaints

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

Complaints about Dentists in NSW

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

Senate Inquiry
Senate inquiry on Pelvic Mesh

A Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh and related matters is…

Release of Counselling Records

Confidentiality The duty of psychologists to maintain client confidentially is…

IVF And ART Remedies And Complaints
IVF & Donor Children

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

Healthcare Needs Of Prisoners
Health Care Needs of Prisoners

The health care needs of prisoners differ to those of…

Advance Health Directive
Advance Care Directive

A time may come when you are unable to make…

Abortion: law and practice

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

Access To Health Records
How to get your medical records

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

CTG Trace Surveilance

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


Surrogacy refers to an arrangement made under which a woman…

Making An Aged Care Complaint
Making an Aged Care Complaint

Do we have – as some suggest – an aged…

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

Birth trauma refers to a wide variety of medical conditions…

Gastric Band Surgery
Gastric banding & weight loss surgery

Gastric banding is a procedure whereby a band is positioned…

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

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

Coronial Inquests
When will a Coronial Inquest be held?

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


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

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
Alex W

Alex Wilson

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