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Gynaecological Negligence or Malpractice

Gynaecological negligence or malpractice is a difficult area of medical law and one which is related to significant injuries for women when this type of surgery goes wrong.  In this blog, we will explore the different contexts where gynaecological negligence can arise and the different types of legal action a women can take if she has been injured by gynaecological surgery. Pelvic Mesh Pelvic mesh has been the subject of many litigated cases over

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Medical Negligence: Preeclampsia and associated complications in later pregnancy

In this blog we explore the common pregnancy complication of preeclampsia and the possible injuries to the mother and baby, that can occur, if the condition is not diagnosed and managed correctly. What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a condition which some pregnant women develop in the second half of their pregnancy or after they deliver their baby.  What are the symptoms of preeclampsia? Headaches; Abdominal pain; Shortness of breath; Burning sensation behind the sternum;

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Tragedy once again at Blacktown Hospital’s birthing unit as a sixth baby loses his life

An investigation is being undertaken at Blacktown Hospital in relation to the unexpected death of a baby at its maternity unit.  This is the sixth unexpected death of a baby in two years. The death of a baby is a terribly tragic event and one which will affect the baby’s parents and wider family for the rest of their lives.  We are hearing repeated stories in the media about these tragic events at Blacktown

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Dental Negligence

We frequently see enquiries from clients who have concerns about treatment they have received from a dentist.  Dental matters can be wide ranging in terms of their seriousness and impact on the patient.   What is a simple dental claim? These sorts of matters involve a straightforward error by the dentist which has resulted in limited damage to the patient.  For example: if a dentist takes the wrong tooth out.  The error is clear

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Instrumental births, perineal tears and pelvic organ prolapse

There is frequently an association between perineal tearing and instrumental deliveries.  An instrumental delivery will involve the use of forceps or a ventouse.   In a forceps delivery, a tool which looks like a pair of salad servers, will be placed on either side of the baby’s head in an attempt to guide the baby out of the birth canal.  It can become necessary to use forceps where the birth is not progressing or

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Gynaecological Negligence or Malpractice

Gynaecological negligence or malpractice is a difficult area of medical law and one which is related to significant injuries for women when this type of surgery goes wrong.  In this blog, we will explore the different contexts where gynaecological negligence can

Read More »

Dental Negligence

We frequently see enquiries from clients who have concerns about treatment they have received from a dentist.  Dental matters can be wide ranging in terms of their seriousness and impact on the patient.   What is a simple dental claim? These

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