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Class action investigation targets Exactech over implants
Product Liability 2023-11-08 2:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

An investigation is underway against US medical device maker Exactech on behalf of patients who allegedly received faulty hip, knee or ankle implants. Sydney personal […]

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OAIC takes Australian Clinical Labs to court over data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-11-03 3:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has brought civil penalty proceedings accusing pathology services provider Australian Clinical Labs of failing to take steps to […]

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Bayer defeats Sandoz challenge to patents for blood thinner Xarelto
Intellectual Property 2023-11-02 9:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Novartis unit Sandoz AG has lost its bid to revoke Bayer’s patents for its top-selling blood clot drug Xarelto and has been barred from selling […]

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Victorian healthcare providers stung with junior doctors class action
Employment 2023-10-23 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two more Victorian healthcare providers have been hit with a class action on behalf of junior doctors alleging they were not paid for unrostered work. […]

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Healthcare industry more vulnerable to cyberattacks, says Wotton + Kearney partner
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-10-23 6:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The digitisation of healthcare has left the industry particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks, and protecting consumers from breaches is one of the biggest challenges facing the […]

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‘What’s the limit to this?’ Judge questions bid for insurance docs in COVID-19 outbreak class actions
Insurance 2023-10-19 9:15 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has questioned a challenge by two class actions against Victorian aged care providers to a ruling that rejected their bid for insurance and […]

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Publishers hit with defamation suits over ‘Medicare scandal’ reports
Defamation 2023-10-17 3:26 pm By Sam Matthews

Two cosmetic surgeons have filed defamation suits seeking aggravated damages over coverage by the ABC and Fairfax that allegedly painted them as “outlaw surgeons” who […]

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Monash Health wins appeal over ‘sham’ restructure of library services
Appeals 2023-10-17 10:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Monash Health has won its challenge to a decision finding it wrongfully dismissed a librarian in a ‘sham’ redundancy. Justices Anna Katzmann, John Snaden and […]

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Class action investigation underway into Cipro antibiotic
Class Actions 2023-10-11 3:30 pm By Sam Matthews

An Australian law firm is investigating a class action against drug manufacturers over a commonly prescribed antibiotic said to cause “disabling” side effects, including nerve […]

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ACL offers sell-off to win approval for $1.5B Healius merger
Corporate 2023-10-03 1:17 pm By Sam Matthews

Pathology giant Australian Clinical Labs has proposed a divestiture of collection centres amid competition concerns about its proposed takeover of competitor Healius, the owner of […]

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