5 Essentials Of Medical Negligence Cases

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As medicine and science continue to unlock the mysteries of the human body, we are exposed more and more to intervention by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists, opticians, etc – the list is seemingly endless. There has been much talk about restricting the rights of patients to sue their doctors for negligence and some steps in this direction have already been taken. This seems unfair in light of a recent study that estimated that 90% of negligent events in public hospitals go unreported.

Life Time Care & Support Scheme

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The Life Time Care and Support Scheme (LTCS) was introduced in New South Wales to provide no fault treatment and care benefits to all people who sustain catastrophic injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents in New South Wales

Understanding Medico-Legal Examinations

As part of your personal injury claim you will be asked to go to a medical examination probably both on behalf of your solicitor and on behalf of the insurance company. The following will help you understand the examination and your part in it.

BPC Lawyers’ Big Win Against Pub for Assault

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There has been a lot of publicity lately about the security industry and the conduct of security staff particularly, “bouncers” at clubs and pubs. Beilby Poulden Costello Lawyers have been at the forefront of litigation in this area brining compensation claims for people injured on licensed premises.

10 Things Your Lawyer Will Need From You

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1. A copy of all reports of any x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasounds, bone scans, nerve conduction study tests or any other diagnostic or radiological investigation undertaken with respect to your injury (but not the films)

BPC Lawyers’ Work Injury Damages Success

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Beilby Poulden Costello Lawyers has had significant success in claiming work injury damages on behalf of those workers who are severely injured in a work accident. Work injury damages are payable if your injury was caused by your employer for negligence as a result of that employer’s failure to take reasonable care of you whilst in the course of employment. A claim for work injury damages may only be made where you have been said to suffer a whole person impairment of at least 15%.

What Factors does the Court take into Account when Determining Property Division and Maintenance?

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The breakdown of a relationship can be a difficult and confusing process. One of the more difficult aspects of relationship breakdown is often the division of property. Below are some of the things a court will consider before making and orders for division of property or maintenance. Engaging and experienced family, who can explain to you the process and provide advice, can help ease a lot of the stress associated with this process.

Before the Great Exchange: Steps To Take Prior To Exchanging Contracts When Purchasing a Property

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Purchasing property can be a rewarding and exciting experience. However, often our excitement is quickly dulled by the prospect of the plethora of steps required to complete that purchase transaction. At Beilby Pouldon Costello lawyers, we can guide you through every step of your transaction to make your path to the purchase summit as smooth and straightforward as possible. The following is a brief introduction to the initial steps of your purchase transaction.

Challenging a Will

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Under what circumstances can a Will be Challenged? A will is a legal document containing instructions on how a person wants their property to be distributed after their death. New South Wales, the principle pieces of legislation governing wills and estates are the Wills, Probate and Administration Act 1898 and the Family Provision Act 1982.