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Something gone wrong with your medical treatment?

Patient safety

Something gone wrong with your medical treatment?

When something goes wrong with your medical treatment, it can have a devastating effect on you and your family.

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Getting the best result from a post-treatment hospital meeting

Patient safety

Getting the best result from a post-treatment hospital meeting

Hospital treatment is not always straight forward and sometimes people suffer from poor experiences or outcomes. Patients may want to discuss their treatment with the providers and ask questions and obtain answers about their treatment and what went wrong.

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Workplace incidents: report it, record it, repeat it

Work rights

Workplace incidents: report it, record it, repeat it

In the legal world, "he-said, she-said" is usually pretty unlikely to win your case. In workplace injuries, it can be even more difficult. Any evidence, whether it's formally written down or witnessed by a co-worker, can be critical to the success of a claim.

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Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

Asbestos

Asbestos diseases: rights for New Zealand citizens

In 2018, Diane brought a claim against the manufacturer of the asbestos “fibro” sheets which she was exposed to as a teenager when her late father undertook renovations to the family home. However, despite her case being one of the first of its kind in New Zealand, it is not unusual; thousands of similar cases have been won in other countries from negligent asbestos exposure.

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When automated and traditional vehicles share the road

Road rights

When automated and traditional vehicles share the road

If traditional and automated vehicles share the road, what impact does this have on the safety benefits of automated vehicles? And if someone is injured by an automated vehicle, will their state’s road accident scheme cover them?

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Is your child protected from bullying at school?

Public safety

Is your child protected from bullying at school?

Kids can be cruel. Name-calling, teasing, hitting, lying, and exclusion are pretty common experiences for children at school, with one study finding 1 in 4 Australian students are being bullied frequently.

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