Category - Medical Negligence

Failure to learn from medical implant mistakes of the past means more Australians will suffer 

When a global car manufacturer discovers a faulty part in one of their cars owners across the world are notified of the risk. A register is in place that keeps track of what parts are in which model of car. So why is it not the same for all Australian recipients of medical implants? Thousands of high-risk medical devices are...

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Channel 7: Uneccessary surgery - How many Aussies are going under the knife for surgery they don't need?

Surgery is thought of as the last resort to fix our health problems, but recent reports suggest thousands of Australians are being advised to go under the knife unnecessarily. TGB partner Mal Byrne is experienced in medical negligence matters and was invited on to Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise panel discussion with Australian...

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ABC Radio: Should our government sue the big tobacco companies?

Health experts are urging Australian governments to sue tobacco companies for the billions of dollars spent on treating smoking-related illnesses. Such a move would follow the lead of nation’s like Canada, whose government has launched successful lawsuits against tobacco giants to recover healthcare costs. It would be...

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The clock is ticking: How long do I have to make an injury claim in Queensland?

Recovering from any physical or psychological injury is hard. Many of our clients find some solace in taking action with their compensation claim as soon as possible. In this blog, we list some of the most common personal injury claims and the time frames within which you need to start them. Motor Accident If you’ve been...

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Today Tonight: $525m Johnson & Johnson payout sparks talcum powder cancer fears

Famous household brand Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay an astonishing A$525 million to a US woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum-powder-based products. The case is one of thousands of lawsuits brought across the US alleging the company failed to warn consumers...

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Podcast: What you need to know about medical negligence

Medical negligence. What is it? How do you prove it? Can you make a claim? In this episode of the Law & Life podcast, TGB partner Mal Byrne and senior lawyer and medical negligence expert Michael King explain the concept and the law around it. As a former pharmacist Mal Byrne has invaluable  insight into the medical industry...

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