Mark Williams

Mark Williams

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Health Alert (Australia) - December 7, 2015

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legisltation; and Reports. -Excerpt from Judgments: Victoria 30 November 2015 - Inquest into the Death of Maria Dolores Coliero COR 2011/003564 This...more

12/7/2015 - Health Care Providers Healthcare

Health Alert (Australia) - November 23, 2015

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth. Federal Court - 17 November 2015 - Burnett v Eastern Health [2015] FCA 1247 The Federal Court of Australia...more

11/24/2015 - American Medical Association Australia End-of-Life-Care Fair Work Commission Health Care Providers Health Insurance Medical Devices Prescription Drugs Professional Misconduct Vaccinations Wrongful Termination

Health Alert (Australia) - November 16, 2015

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth. Federal Court 11 November 2015 - Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Compton [2015] FCA 1207 The Federal...more

11/16/2015 - Australia Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Controlled Substances Doctor-Patient Privilege Health Insurance Healthcare Liquidation Medical Devices Medical Malpractice Ministry of Health Public Safety

Health Alert (Australia) - October 26, 2015

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpt from Judgments Queensland 22 September 2015 - Metro South Hospital and Health Service & Leighton v Luthje [2015] QCATA...more

10/26/2015 - Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Medical Malpractice Medicare Mental Health Mental Health Initiatives Pharmacies Public Health Public Policy Wrongful Death

Health Alert (Australia) - October 5, 2015

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: Victoria. Epichealth Pty Ltd v Yang [2015] VSC 516 The Supreme Court has granted an interlocutory...more

10/8/2015 - Car Accident Continuing Medical Education Department of Health Disabled Funding Health Care Providers Health Insurance Healthcare Interlocutory Orders Medical Devices Medical Research Medicare Mental Health Pharmacies Prescription Drugs

Health Alert (Australia) - August 31, 2015

In This Issue: -Judgments; Legislation; and Reports -Excerpts from Judgments New South Wales (NSW) 28 August 2015 - Smith v Pennington [2015] NSWSC 1168 The Supreme Court gave judgement for the...more

8/31/2015 - Administrative Appeals Department of Health Disability Insurance Duty of Care Ethics Fair Work Commission Health Care Providers Healthcare Medical Research Mental Illness Negligence Pending Legislation Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Professional Misconduct Proposed Legislation Protests Suicide Wrongful Death

Health Alert (Australia) - July 27, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: Australia. Fair Work Commission. 23 July 2015 - Foley v Melbourne Health [2015] FWC 4821 The Fair Work Commission has...more

7/27/2015 - Australia Department of Health Fair Work Commission Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Legislative Agendas Ministry of Health New Legislation

Health Alert (Australia) - June 1, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: Australia. Family Court - 22 May 2015 - Re Ashley [2015] FamCA 37 The Family Court has found that a 17 year old...more

6/3/2015 - Australia Healthcare

Health Alert (Australia) - May 11, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments, Legislation; and Reports and Publications. Excerpt from Legislation: Commonwealth - 5 May 2015 - Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code — Standard 1.4.2 — Maximum Residue...more

5/13/2015 - Australia Department of Health Department of Health and Human Services E-Cigarettes Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals Medical License Medical Malpractice Medical Research Mental Health Negligence Prescription Drugs Social Services State Medical Board Vaccinations

Health Alert (Australia) - April 20, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales (NSW) - 13 April 2015 - Sarah White v The Local Health Authority & Anor - [2015] NSWC 417 - The New South...more

4/21/2015 - AIDS American Medical Association Australia Data-Sharing Discrimination Ebola Habeas Corpus Health Insurance Healthcare Hiring & Firing Hospitals Influenza Mental Health Nurses Pharmaceutical Industry Pharmacies Physicians Prescription Drugs Professional Misconduct Tobacco-Cessation Vaccinations

Long Tail Personal Injury Claims – Have the Gates Opened in Western Australia?

In September 2014, we reported on the argument before the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal in an appeal against the decision of Dixon v Clarke [2013] WASC 471.  The Court of Appeal delivered its reasons for...more

3/27/2015 - Australia Birth Defects Claims Limitations Period Evidence Expert Testimony Long-Tail Claims Medical Malpractice Time Extensions

Health Alert (Australia) - March 23, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: New South Wales (NSW). Ministry of Health - Media Releases - 18 March 2015 - NSW says protect against mosquitoes after huge...more

3/24/2015 - Drug & Alcohol Abuse Gender Equity Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Indigenous Peoples Infectious Diseases Medical Malpractice Nurses Pharmaceutical Industry Physicians Prescription Drugs Professional License Vaccinations

Health Alert (Australia) - March 2, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: 23 February 2015 - Same-sex adoption a step closer with review of laws - Same-sex adoption in Victoria is a step closer,...more

3/2/2015 - Australia Healthcare

Health Alert (Australia) - February 9, 2015

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: Western Australia (WA) - 29 January 2015 - Yoong And Medical Board Of Australia [2015] WASAT 6 - National Law -...more

2/10/2015 - Australia Healthcare

Not so obvious “obvious risks”

The District Court of Western Australia’s recent decision in Petkovic v Blazeski [2014] WADC 170 highlights the limitations of “obvious risk” defences and the level of evidentiary analysis that defendants ought undertake...more

12/17/2014 - Australia Construction Accidents Negligence

Health Alert (Australia) - December 8, 2014

In This Issue: Judgments and Reports. Excerpt from Reports: Australia. Department of Social Services - 4 December 2014 - 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) results. Senator Mitch Fifield,...more

12/8/2014 - Australia Health Insurance Healthcare Legislative Agendas

High Court hears appeal on hospital’s duty of care to man murdered by mental health patient

Last week, the High Court of Australia heard argument in an appeal against the decision of McKenna v Hunter & New England Local Health District; Simon v Hunter & New England Local Health District [2013] NSWCA 476. The...more

10/20/2014 - Australia Duty of Care Hospitals

Health Alert (Australia) - October 20, 2014

In This Issue: Judgements, Legislation, and Reports. Excerpt from Judgments: Commonwealth - 15 October 2014 - Gray v Richards [2014] HCA 40 - In 2003, a 10-year-old girl...more

10/20/2014 - Australia Healthcare

Fund management expenses in catastrophic personal injuries cases – awards on top of awards?

The costs of managing awards of damages for catastrophic personal injury claims comprise one of the most significant heads of damage that a plaintiff is awarded. These costs often make up around 20% of the total award. ...more

10/17/2014 - Bodily Injury Catastrophic Impairment

Long tail personal injury claims – a floodgate issue in WA?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Western Australia Court of Appeal heard argument in an appeal against the decision of Dixon v Clarke [2013] WASC 471....more

9/24/2014 - Appeals Australia Hospitals Long-Tail Claims Medical Malpractice Physicians

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