Dust diseases News
More positive treatment developments for mesothelioma patients

Any developments in the area of mesothelioma treatment are welcomed and it is so pleasing to be able to share the results of this trial and the new diagnostic test with newly diagnosed clients.

< 1 min Bree Knoester
Dust diseases News
Mesothelioma Diagnostic Test Offers Hope

Bree Knoester recently provided mesothelioma legal advice to 70-year-old woman. But why was she diagnosed and what does the future hold for her seven brothers and sisters?

2 min Bree Knoester
News Personal Injury
How Rude-olf: Christmas Negotiations Gone Wrong

Lawyers take note! Proceed with caution when negotiating this Christmas – or you might find yourself not jingling all the way.

3 min Bree Knoester
News Workers compensation
Significant changes to the “fundamentally broken” WorkCover scheme

The main objective of these WorkCover amendments is to promote and achieve better outcomes for both workers and businesses.

2 min Anastasia Nagorny
Dust diseases News
Unveiling asbestos negligence: A review of “Devil’s Dust”

Two-part miniseries “Devil’s Dust” provides insights into life at James Hardie and the impact of asbestos disease on families.

2 min Bree Knoester
Dust diseases News
Asbestos compensation for ‘Mr Fluffy’ victims

The Loose-Fill Asbestos Disease Support Scheme is a testament to the tireless advocacy of individuals who fought tirelessly for the rights of ‘Mr Fluffy’ victims.

2 min Bree Knoester
Dust diseases News
Surprising past uses of asbestos (and what to do if you’re exposed)

Commonly used in building and construction, asbestos has also been used in surprising ways, including in everyday products.

2 min Bree Knoester
Brave Legal Medical negligence News
Brave New Partnership Supports Birth Trauma Survivors

A traumatic birth experience can have an immense impact on individuals and their families. In support of this, Brave Legal has formed a new partnership with Australasian Birth Trauma Association (ABTA).

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Statutory Duty of Candour

The Statutory Duty of Candour ensures that patients are informed about any significant adverse events that occur during their treatment and care.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Brave Legal News
Two time Excellence awardee for Employee Health and Wellbeing

The promotion of staff wellbeing and addressing the impact of vicarious trauma in their work saw Brave Legal take home the Excellence in Employee Health and Wellbeing for a second time.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Brave Legal News Personal Injury
A mental health-conscious and trauma-informed approach

We hope this unique approach breaks down the stigma surrounding mental health, proving that it’s possible to provide excellent legal representation whilst caring for the emotional needs of our team and our clients.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Medical negligence: Finding the missing piece of the puzzle

In a medical negligence claim, there are three pieces of the ‘puzzle’ that your lawyer must find before making, and succeeding in, a legal claim of compensation.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
News Personal Injury
A timely reminder from the Courts – the latest word on deadlines

The case of Griffiths v Nillumbik Shire Council serves as a useful reminder to both individuals considering a claim and for practitioners providing limitations advice.

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Dust diseases News
Mesothelioma treatment: A case for optimism

Mesothelioma often comes with a bleak prognosis but there have been increasing developments in the area of mesothelioma treatment.

< 1 min Bree Knoester
Dust diseases News
Case study: James Hardie and the impacts of other asbestos diseases

The significance of the decision in Headon v Amaca (formerly James Hardie) is consistent with the devastating impact that a asbestos diagnosis can have on an individual.

2 min Bree Knoester
Medical negligence News Workers compensation
Medical provider’s negligence causes hearing loss

The Brave Legal medical negligence team recently investigated a diagnosis of tinnitus and hearing loss, a condition typically associated with a work-related injury.

< 1 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Recent legal developments affecting children and their rights

At Brave Legal we often act on behalf of children, so it’s important to be aware of the legal issues that affect them and their rights, particularly when it comes to consent and medical treatment.

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Preventing psychological birth-related trauma

Birth-related trauma is an ongoing issue faced by those who have the capacity to give birth and, until recently, little support from the medical profession has been provided to those who are affected.

4 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Dust diseases News
Asbestos litigation update: Cape Asbestos documents uncovered

After much lobbying, documents have been made publicly available which show boards produced by asbestos manufacturer Cape Asbestos, an equivalent of James Hardie, leads to heavier asbestos exposure than previously thought.

2 min Bree Knoester
Abuse law News
Advocating for women whose babies were forcibly removed for adoption

In March 2022, the Victorian Government announced that it will invest more than $4million dollars to design a redress scheme to provide support and compensation to women affected by forced adoption practices.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Case Study: Ovarian cancer; the silent killer

Brave Legal recently investigated a claim for the delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The woman had been diagnosed six months prior to speaking with us and the cancer was at its advanced stages.

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
News Personal Injury
Obtaining key documents and information quickly will assist with expediting dependency claims

Where a death occurs in negligence circumstances, the dependents of a person who has died can bring a claim against the wrong-doer. This is called a dependency claim.

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Case study: Payment of damages for a possibility of future economic loss

Injured workers who are working but concerned about future work prospects after a significant, permanent injury should seek legal advice to learn whether they are entitled to damages for a possible future economic loss.

3 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Case study: Traumatic birth experience leads to avoidable injury

We recently acted on behalf of a mother who gave birth to her first child in 2017; and who continues to suffer from ongoing injuries as a result of her traumatic birth experience.

2 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Medical negligence News
Case study: Discharge without diagnosis found unreasonable

At Brave Legal, we are often asked about the likelihood of a medical negligence case proceeding to trial. In Victoria, medical negligence claims most commonly resolve at a mediation.

4 min Jyoti Haikerwal
Brave Legal News
Bree Knoester named a “Best Lawyer in Australia”

Bree Knoester has been selected by industry peers for inclusion in the 14th edition of Best Lawyers in Australia for outstanding work in the areas of medical negligence and personal injury litigation.

< 1 min Bree Knoester
News Workers compensation
Provisional payments now available to injured workers

From 1 July 2021, Victorian workers with work-related mental health injuries can access treatment and services whilst their Workcover claim is being determined.

< 1 min Bree Knoester
Medical negligence News
Duty to “explain and apologise” for medical care incidents

A Statutory Duty of Candour may improve the experience of patients who suffer poor outcomes after medical treatment or medical negligence.

< 1 min Bree Knoester
Brave Legal News
Bree Knoester launches personal injury law firm, Brave Legal

Leading personal injury lawyer Bree Knoester shares her founder story of boutique personal injury law firm, Brave Legal.

2 min Bree Knoester
News Workers compensation
Important decision for workers with psychiatric conditions

The Court of Appeal handed down an important decision for WorkCover practitioners assisting workers at Conciliation.

< 1 min Bree Knoester

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