Complaints on the rise – The HCCC annual report

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) New South Wales is an independent body, established under the Health Care Complaints Act. The Commission functions as a means of receiving and assessing complaints relating to health service practitioners in NSW, and assisting or resolving these complaints. The HCCC also has the power to investigate and prosecute serious READ IN FULL

A brief outline of Negligence Law

The concept of a crime is relatively easy to understand but what is negligence? Negligence as a concept has been around since humans first began living in community. That some of us can be thoughtless, neglectful or careless from time to time really goes without saying! In Ancient Rome, the word neglere was used to READ IN FULL

The Surgical Mortality Reality: 1 in 10 Deaths from Treatment or Care

When we agree to undergo surgery at a public or private hospital, we of course hope for a good outcome. Ideally, the surgery will go well and we will come out feeling much better than when we went in. Yet in reality the very opposite can occur READ IN FULL

Understanding the Statute of Limitations on Civil Proceedings

 When an event occurs causing harm to you or somebody that you care about, it is natural to want to seek assistance to help remedy the situation. And it is certainly not unusual for there to be READ IN FULL

How Do I Know If I’ve Been Affected By Medical Negligence?

It can sometimes be difficult for a patient to know whether their poor outcome has occurred because of negligent treatment or just because of the risks associated with certain procedures, the fact READ IN FULL