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The challenge of obtaining pre-trial rulings on admissibility of evidence

In this recent Supreme Court of NSW application [Eastbury v  Genea Limited (formerly known as Sydney IVF Limited) [2017] NSWSC 1289], Dr Curtotti, the second defendant, sought orders concerning the admissibility and use of portions of an expert report served by Genea, in advance of the trial pursuant to s192A of the Evidence Act 1995.
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Do no harm – adducing medical records in proceedings

The NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)(the Tribunal) was recently required to consider whether the respondent in discrimination proceedings was entitled to access the applicant’s medical records produced on summons [Czerniecki v TAFE NSW [2017] NSWCATAD 278].
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Failure to abandon surgery results in damages of $3.8M

In a recent Supreme Court of NSW decision, the plaintiff was successful in his claim against an orthopaedic surgeon an anaesthetist in relation to paraplegia suffered during surgery to correct a spinal deformity. The plaintiff was awarded a sum in excess of $3.8M plus legal costs.
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Patient says that the Practitioner had an affair with his wife

The appellant in this matter was suspended from practising as a registered health practitioner for a period of four months from 7 December 2015. 
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Guardianship order in relation to a patient who suffers from a mental illness

The Guardianship Division of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) was recently required to consider an application for a guardianship order in relation to a patient who suffers from a mental illness. 
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Psychology practitioner denied allegations that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship

In this recent disciplinary proceedings the psychology practitioner denied allegations that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a client who she saw for 3 sessions in 1992. 
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LHD gained unauthorised access to the applicants’ health information

In this case the applicants alleged that the Local Health District (LHD) had breached their privacy when an employee of the LHD gained unauthorised access to the applicants’ health information.

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