Cyprus: Medical Negligence

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the Cypriot Courts for patient complaints against doctors and hospitals claiming compensation and reparation for the damage they have suffered to their most valuable asset being the care of their health. Judicially, a significant number of decisions have been made awarding compensation to patients in the course of medical error, fault and/or negligence, as the related claims increase in the Courts. Patients are confronted […]

By | Sep 21, 2017 |

Driving into danger: breach of duty of care

On 25 August 2012 the Apostolic Church Australia Ltd held a spiritual growth conference for church members. The theme was “Accelerate” so the organisers set up some go-karting in the Church’s car park.

Ellen Dixon had volunteered to take photographs and video footage of the conference. During a lunch break she drove a go-kart for five or six laps without any incident, after receiving some basic instructions. She was later offered another drive and given […]

By | Sep 19, 2017 |

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents

Traumatic brain injuries are often called a “silent epidemic” because they can be very challenging to identify, even by skilled medical professionals. Concussions are the most common form of TBI and they can potentially more serious than a person might initially suspect. Oftentimes, people are diagnosed with “mild” TBI, even though the consequences of the injury can be serious and long-lasting. Moderate or severe brain injuries, it should go without saying, usually mean a greater […]

By | Sep 17, 2017 |