Hicksons health law team provides capable and robust legal advice, careful management of stakeholder relationships, and representation and results for health providers, facilities and services throughout Australia.
Our legal strategies and expert advice extends to: regulatory, licencing, and accreditation matters; risk management and prompt resolution of complaints before they become claims; advice on standards and ethics issues; advising and assisting with investigations, claims; representation at disciplinary hearings and reviews; protecting professional reputations; resolving clinical negligence matters; appearing in Coronial Inquests, at commissions of inquiry, and before Health Care Complaints Commission and disciplinary tribunals; and issues relating to product defects, failures and misuse.
We navigate issues and relationships to achieve effective teamwork with medicos and other health care professionals throughout each matter. Our expertise spans: professional malpractice and allegations of practitioner negligence; consent and failure to warn; adverse outcomes; system failures and therapeutic mishaps; wrong diagnoses, missed diagnoses, delayed diagnosis, and failures to diagnose; failure of systems, equipment and devices; infectious diseases; mismanaged pregnancy and labour, birth trauma and wrongful birth; breaches of patient confidentiality and privacy; allegations of professional misconduct and breaches of ethics; sexual misconduct and boundary violations; and alleged violations of human rights.
Hicksons health law team has considerable skills in contemporary commercial issues before the sector: private/public joint research and shared facilities; technology transfer agreements; research collaboration agreements; licensing products of joint research; procurement of advanced technologies; facilities management agreements; arrangements for shared campuses; property acquisitions, disposals, and site consolidation for health care facilities; construction agreements and disputes; bequests, endowments, and trusts; sponsorships; and clinical trial agreements.