Health Care Update – Issue 1110 August 2023
Welcome to the eleventh issue of the Health Care Update. In this issue, Partner Mark Doepel and Special Counsel Steven Canton have prepared a national update on Australia’s legal frameworks in relation to health law and medical negligence. Mark and Steven take you through the relevant state and territory laws, legal access, pre-litigation processes, length and settlement of claims, involvement in Government agencies, damages regimes and defences.
They also consider recent trends in litigation and medical negligence around Australia, with a particular focus on medical negligence class actions and the upward trends in medical malpractice awards.
We hope you find this issue informative and useful. If there are any topics you would like us to cover in the future, please contact Kerri Thomas, or alternatively if you have any questions on this update, please contact Mark or Steven.