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Immediate action prohibiting Doctor from performing circumcisions overturned
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Immediate action prohibiting Doctor from performing circumcisions overturned

The complaint concerned a circumcision undertaken by Dr Al-Naser on 6 September 2018 on a five month old male patient (the Circumcision), and the follow up care on 6 and 7 September 2018. The Patient experienced some bleeding and was subsequently admitted to Hospital where it was necessary for him to undergo surgery with blood transfusion.  The notification also raised issues regarding the documentation of the consultation and procedure, and informed consent....

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Battery and negligence - Incisional hernia repair

The operation was performed by a surgical registrar under the supervision of a specialist general surgeon. Post-operatively, the plaintiff developed a severe infection associated with the placement of surgical mesh over the region of the hernia dissection. The plaintiff re-presented to the hospital on two further occasions after the operation. The plaintiff’s primary case was in battery alleging ...

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Duty of Care to Trainees – a novel approach

In Sklavos v Australasian College of Dermatologists [2016] FCA 179, Dr Sklavos made 3 claims against the College, being: The College engaged in either direct or indirect disability discrimination in contravention of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth);, The College breached a contract into which it had entered with him in respect of his training;, The College negligently breached ...

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