The management of risk and claims arising in the healthcare sector requires an informed approach. Our experienced practitioners act for a wide range of medical and allied health professionals, healthcare sector providers and their insurers in the defence of complaints, inquiries and claims.
We are proactive, results driven and well-tested. We have specialised experience in the healthcare sector, having defended hundreds of malpractice claims against medical practitioners and allied health professionals such as optometrists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, radiologists, psychologists, counsellors and pharmacists. Our team is well-versed in the complex and technical aspects arising in complaints and malpractice claims for health professionals.
Aside from malpractice claims, our experience includes advising on complaints made to AHPRA and state Health Complaint bodies (such as the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and the QLD Office of the Health Ombudsman), administrative E&O claims, employee fraud (including Medicare fraud and disclosure of patient records in breach of privacy), coronial inquests and sensitive matters likely to attract adverse publicity and reputational risk.
We are also experienced in complex and sensitive matters involving catastrophic physical and psychological injuries, and liability claims involving multiple defendants. If the need arises, we have access to crisis management, defamation and intellectual property experts within our wider practice.