Pulse - Issue 5

Insurance Law & Litigation eBulletin - 11 December 2013


Welcome to Issue 5 of Pulse, a quarterly publication by Lander & Rogers’ Health Law & Litigation team with information on topical issues and developments in Australian medical and health liability. In this issue of Pulse, we discuss:

Recent court decisions concerning the recovery of private health insurance payments, concepts of causation and inherent risk in medical negligence claims and the assessment of damages for a child who suffered significant injury during a home birth.

Developments in the assessment of impairment by the Medical Panel.Developments in trauma and emergency medicine, specifically around risk minimisation.Recent rulings by VCAT in disciplinary proceedings against psychologists.

We hope that you enjoy reading this edition of Pulse and we welcome your feedback. If you have comments, queries or suggestions for topics that you would like us to cover in future editions, please contact us at pulse@landers.com.au or speak with your usual Lander & Rogers contact.

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