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  • Meridian has one of the largest and most expansive health law practices in Australia. Our deep understanding of the business of health and its regulations is unparalleled. Clients in the health sector benefit from our hands-on approach and nuanced understanding of insurance, corporate and commercial, workplace relations and safety law.

    Our clients include leading local and overseas insurers, some of Australia’s most prominent companies and organisations, a large number of professional member associations, and hundreds of health care businesses and individual health care practitioners.

    We have established relationships with numerous national peak bodies across the health care sector, which gives us unique insight into issues that all industry participants face. We act for many healthcare allied health services on a wide range of issues including corporate and commercial transactions and advise on the regulation of health and healthcare services across Australia, medico-legal as well as litigation advice concerning professional indemnity and public liability claims.

    A number of our lawyers are recognised by Best Lawyers Australia 2019 in Health and Aged Care and Medical Negligence. Meridian was also recognised in the latest edition of the Doyle’s Guide as one of Australia’s leading medical negligence and professional indemnity legal practices.

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  • Health,
  • Jan 13, 2020
  • Author: Shannon Mony
  • INSIGHT: A case study in causation

    Chester v WA Country Health Service [2019] WADC 152 The facts Mr Chester (Plaintiff) was a 26 year old male who worked as plasterer by trade. On 31 July 2009 he suffered an injury to his left shoulder and presented to the Busselton Regional Hospital (Hospital) complaining of pain, general bruising and some grazing of […]

  • Health,
  • Jan 6, 2020
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Social Media: What’s OK – What’s Not

    Today’s health practitioner graduates do not know a world without social media – it’s part of their DNA and it is here to stay. Social media platforms span our personal and professional lives and can play an important role in public health education and the marketing of health services. While regulated health service providers and […]

  • Health,
  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Owing prescriptions – are you courting danger?

    Most pharmacists will have been asked to dispense prescription-only medicines to patients who do not have a valid prescription. Although Pharmacy Dispensing Software (PDS) allows for the processing and supply of medicines without a valid prescription, thereby creating an ‘owing’, there is no legislation that provides for this. Pharmacists assisting their patients should familiarise themselves […]

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