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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.
  • 19 May 2017


Court denies defendants’ application to interrogate on alcohol consumption

Catastrophic spinal injuries were suffered when the plaintiff fell off a balcony of rental accommodation in June 2012 due to a faulty railing.
  • 27 Apr 2017


Who has standing to seek a guardianship order?

The Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) was recently required to consider whether a Local Health District (LHD) had standing to make an application seeking a guardianship order in respect of an in-patient (NEJ [2017] NSWCATGD 1).
  • 14 Feb 2017

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