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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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