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  • Health,
  • Nov 13, 2019
  • INSIGHT: A reminder about the potential strength of ‘usual practice’ evidence

    Phelan v Melbourne Health [2019] VSCA 205 Defending or even assessing the merits of an action in medical negligence can often be challenging when the medical practitioners involved cannot recall the particular patient concerned. Through no one’s fault, memory can be impeded by the lapse of time and high patient volume loads. As such, it […]

  • Insurance,
  • Nov 11, 2019
  • Author: Peter Axelrod
  • INSIGHT: Insurance, drones and you.

    Article 1 of 3 – An Introduction In a series of upcoming articles, we will be providing: An overview of drone regulations and rules Licensing requirements for drone use A summary of the potential liabilities and penalties Information on what happens if injury is caused by an individual, state employee or commercial operator- does it […]

  • Health,
  • Oct 28, 2019
  • Author: Kellie Dell’Oro
  • INSIGHT: Nurse slammed for profiting under patient’s will and pressuring peers

    Meridian Lawyers recently published a Health Insights article discussing the risks involved when health care professionals receive and retain gifts from their patients. Since then, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has issued a decision which serves to not only underscore that counsel, but also to highlight the severe reprimands which may follow findings […]