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When work and health assessments collide

An employee of an area health service in Queensland recently sought the court’s leave to appeal a decision in which he failed to establish that blood and urine samples collected from him without his consent causing a psychiatric injury. 
  • 9 Oct 2017


Attempted murder in the workplace but no duty

Whilst this recent Court of Appeal decision (Optus Administration Pty Limited v Glenn Wright by his tutor James Stuart Wright [2017] NSWCA 21) is not a medical negligence claim, it highlights the importance of considering whether a duty of care is owed in nervous shock or mental harm cases. It is our experience that mental harm claims arising from medical treatment are increasing in frequency and quantum.
  • 27 Feb 2017


Psychiatric injuries and expedited hearings

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW considered whether the interest of justice were served by a change of venue for the hearing and expedition of the hearing date.
  • 26 Aug 2016

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