The difficulty of establishing causation in medical negligence cases : two recent Australian decisions

Smith, Malcolm K. (2013) The difficulty of establishing causation in medical negligence cases : two recent Australian decisions. The Queensland Lawyer, 33(2), pp. 118-123.

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Abstract

This editorial on health and guardianship law provides an overview of the causation issues that precluded the recovery of two medical negligence claims in the cases of Wallace v Kam [2013] HCA 19 and Waller v James [2013] NSWSC 497.

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ID Code: 61962
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Medical negligence, Causation, failure to warn of risks, informed consent
ISSN: 0312-1658
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 22:40
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 00:53

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