From The Blog

Birth trauma, consent and the burden of hidden injuries

Maternal birth trauma has featured quite heavily in the news following the NSW government’s enquiry into its causes and the injuries suffered by women.  This is an emerging area and one where women are feeling more empowered to be more involved in planning their births and seeking help for their injuries. If you have been affected, get in touch. We do not charge for our first consultation and we offer a non win no

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IVF – Egg and embryo freezing

The procedure of egg-freezing has been described as ‘costly and emotionally fraught.’ Nonetheless, many women are choosing to freeze their eggs today. In fact, there has been a 1000% increase in the number of women in Australia and New Zealand choosing to freeze their eggs in the ten years to 2020. Women cite various reasons for doing so, and among them are the desire to delay childbearing to focus on their career or for

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When Hip Replacement Surgery Goes Wrong

Each year in Australia, over 50 000 total hip replacement surgeries are performed. This is a 95% increase in the number of total hip replacement surgeries since 2002. The increased demand for hip replacement surgery is partly a result of Australia’s ageing population, which means that people are living for longer, resulting in their joints undergoing more strain. It is also a result of higher rates of obesity, and other lifestyle factors. Why is

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Nervous Shock and Pure Mental Harm

Pure Mental Harm Injuries following witnessing a serious accident or being a family member of a person who was killed or put in peril by another’s negligence What are pure mental harm injuries? Cases for pure mental harm, sometimes called nervous shock cases, arise in response to another person being hurt or killed as a result of another’s negligence. Can you claim if you witness a serious accident? If you witness a serious accident

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SEPSIS AND ITS LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is when an infection develops into a life-threatening emergency.  Chemicals are released into the blood stream which cause body wide inflammation to develop.  The inflammation causes further problems and can cause multiple organ failure and even death if septic shock develops. What are the symptoms? The symptoms are wide and are similar to many other diseases, but they include: fever; feeling dizzy or faint; confusion or disorientation; low blood pressure;

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The Ugly Side of Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry thrives by giving its customers the hope that they can improve and enhance their looks and reverse the signs of ageing. There are litany of procedures and products which promise to help the customer achieve the desired changes in their appearance. As in any industry there are different levels of quality, skill, expertise and therefore outcomes. Customers who opt for the more expensive options will frequently seek treatment with a

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IVF – Egg and embryo freezing

The procedure of egg-freezing has been described as ‘costly and emotionally fraught.’ Nonetheless, many women are choosing to freeze their eggs today. In fact, there has been a 1000% increase in the number of women in Australia and New Zealand choosing

Read More »

When Hip Replacement Surgery Goes Wrong

Each year in Australia, over 50 000 total hip replacement surgeries are performed. This is a 95% increase in the number of total hip replacement surgeries since 2002. The increased demand for hip replacement surgery is partly a result of Australia’s

Read More »

Nervous Shock and Pure Mental Harm

Pure Mental Harm Injuries following witnessing a serious accident or being a family member of a person who was killed or put in peril by another’s negligence What are pure mental harm injuries? Cases for pure mental harm, sometimes called nervous

Read More »

SEPSIS AND ITS LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is when an infection develops into a life-threatening emergency.  Chemicals are released into the blood stream which cause body wide inflammation to develop.  The inflammation causes further problems and can cause multiple organ failure and even death

Read More »

The Ugly Side of Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry thrives by giving its customers the hope that they can improve and enhance their looks and reverse the signs of ageing. There are litany of procedures and products which promise to help the customer achieve the desired

Read More »