We are fortunate in New South Wales to benefit from some of the most highly trained medical practitioners in the world. However, incorrect diagnoses and… Read More »Medical Negligence & the Inquest into the Death of Luke Wood
News & Media
Extremely important decision for severely injured plaintiffs Rhiannon Gray by her Tutor Kathleen Anne Gray v Richards [2014 HCA 40] On 15 October 2014, the… Read More »BPC Lawyers successful in the High Court of Australia
The recent spate of motor vehicle accidents in New South Wales, particularly those involving trucks and buses, is a reminder of the dangers associated with… Read More »The Dangers of Sydney Roads; Car, Bus and Truck Accidents
I hope for your sake that you never have to be cross-examined; it is never an easy or pleasant experience. Questions are often confusing and… Read More »Cross-Examination: Making Life Easier in the Witness Box
Permanent impairment benefits and the High Court decision of Goudappel. The good, bad and the ugly… On 16 May 2014 the High Court of Australia full… Read More »Permanent Impairment Benefits And The High Court Decision Of Goudappel
Civil Liability and the ‘one punch’ laws. Security Guards, assault, and liability – who can I sue? Case study: Day v The Ocean Beach Hotel… Read More »Civil Liability And The ‘One Punch’ Laws
Mr Smith (name changed for privacy reasons) suffered injury on 08 November 2009. He was waiting at an intersection on his bicycle when a car… Read More »Cyclist Receives Compensation from CARS After Injury in Car Accident
Elayoubi v Zipser  NSWCA 335 This case is a very good example of an unusual outcome that may occur in the event of two… Read More »Multiple Causation in Medical Negligence Claims
In 2010, Beilby Poulden Costello was instructed to act for a plaintiff who had a claim against her chiropractor. She alleged that the treatment that… Read More »Medical Negligence in Allied Health Care
Catholic Club Ltd  NSWDC 93 Falls Down Flight of Stairs at Ice-Skating Rink Facts At about 3.45pm on Wednesday 14 January 2009, the plaintiff, Christopher… Read More »A Gentleman Falls Down Flight of Stairs at Ice-Skating Rink Suffering Serious Injuries
In a “cosmetic surgery” procedure, a woman’s buttocks were filled with flat-tire sealant, mineral oil and cement, and then sealed with super-glue by an apparently… Read More »Patient Has Buttocks Injected With Flat-tire Sealant, Cement And Mineral Oil By Fake Doctor
Six Costa Concordia cruise shipwreck survivors file suit in Miami Federal Court seeking $460 million in damages. The lawsuit names Costa Cruises and parent company, Carnival Cruises;… Read More »Costa talks compo for cruise ship survivors. But who is to blame?
Many of our clients would have seen our partner, Courtenay Poulden appear on Today Tonight recently. Courtenay was being interviewed following a decision of the Supreme Court which accepted our argument that our client was entitled to substantial compensation as a result of negligent dental treatment.
BPC Lawyers are pleased to have welcomed two new professional staff in the last twelve months…
We recently took an insurer to task who refused to pay in respect of a claim made on an accidental death insurance policy. Our client’s late husband took out an insurance policy which provided for the payment of a specified sum in the event that he died from an accident as a result of physical injuries caused “solely by violent, visible and external means.”