Spring 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Legal issues arising from the diagnosis and management of HIV In July this year – shortly prior to the launch of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne – the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society released its Annual HIV Surveillance Report (2014).
Monday, 27 October 2014
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Infectious Diseases and Patient Privacy: Competing Interests The obligation to maintain patient confidentiality in circumstances where a patient has been diagnosed with an infectious disease can lead to difficult medical and legal issues.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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The use of epidemiological evidence in legal cases concerning delayed treatment for infection The recent decision of King v Western Sydney Local Health Network [2013] NSWCA 162, illustrates how difficult it is for a plaintiff to prove that a health care professional has been negligent in causing them an injury for not diagnosing and treating their medical condition in a timely way even where the courts have found that the health care professional breached their duty of care.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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New standards for hospital created as a result of Legionnaires outbreak in Queensland In June 2013 two patients at Queensland's Wesley Hospital contracted Legionnaires' disease resulting in the death of one patient and the admission to ICU of the other.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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The patenting of human genetic material – where does the law stand in Australia On 5 September 2014 the Full Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of the patent over BRAC1, the gene that is associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the matter of D’Arcy V Myriad Genetics Inc and Genetic Technologies.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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