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Issue no. 3 - Your Legal Defence Issue

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Changing trends in claims Emerging patterns of professional conduct When a patient rejects medical advice Claim against medical practice Warning patients of material risks Missed diagnosis: doctor not always liable 'On the balance of probability': delayed diagnosis Addictive prescription medications Medicare repayments Legal life: defending members' reputations 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 This publication is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal or medical advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before relying on any content, and practise proper clinical decision-making with regard to the individual circumstances. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgment or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular practice. Compliance with any recommendations will not in any way guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional or practice. © Avant Mutual Group Limited 2014. Reach the Risk IQ resources listed in this issue of Connect by scanning the QR code or visiting the website at avant.org.au/legaldefenceresources Avant Risk IQ education Avant acknowledges the contribution of a number of our external legal panel firms who were involved in some of the cases highlighted in this issue.

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