Health Alert (Australia) - 24 February 2014


In This Issue:

Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.

Victoria -

18 February 2014 - Odisho v Bonazzi [2014] VSCA 11 -

In April 2006, Ms Odisho attended hospital after suffering pulmonary emboli. She issued proceedings against Dr Bonazzi who had prescribed tranexamic acid to treat her abnormally heavy bleeding. She alleged her pulmonary emboli were caused by Dr Bonazzi's negligence in failing to provide appropriate warning about the side effects. Thromboembolic events are a rare side effect of tranexamic acid (less than one in one thousand). Ms Odisho was unsuccessful, and appealed....

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