Like all good health professionals, our Health team takes a holistic approach and believes that prevention is better than cure. Our specialist and multi-disciplinary Health team understands the commercial imperatives and structural complexities of the health sector in Australia, as well as the significant government and public scrutiny it faces.
We combine a state-based focus with a national overview and have developed close and long-term working relationships with key players in both the public and private sector. Our team works for a diverse range of clients across the full lifecycle of healthcare projects and operations. We regularly act for government and private hospital clients in malpractice claims, defence of civil claims and personal injury litigation. We provide regulatory and risk management advice for health and disability service providers as an adjunct to our primary services.
Aged Care & Retirement
Finlaysons’ multidisciplinary team of sector and technical specialist lawyers has offered strategic solutions and advice to aged care providers and retirement village operators for well over 40 years. We offer end-to-end advice comprising of approvals, structuring and establishment, to financing and development, approvals accreditation and the management of care, operational issues and compliance for both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. This experience extends to both very large and small operators, and to both ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ operators.
Accepting instructions on behalf of the Department of Health to advise, act for and appear for almost all of the public health institutions in South Australia on a wide variety of matters. This has included general advice, claims handling and appearing as counsel, both in contested civil matters as well as coronial investigations and inquests
Representation in relation to the ‘Oakden’ Coronial Inquiry
Acted for HealtheCare Australia Pty Ltd in the acquisition of five private hospital businesses-based interstate. We also acted in the merger of three community hospitals to form Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc.
Defended a medical professional in a $4.1m personal injury claim relating to alleged negligence in the performance of hand/wrist surgery
Defended an allied health professional in 18 actions by former patients who allegedly contracted mycobacterial infections following the administration of biomesotherapy treatment (including coverage issues arising out of alleged breaches of infection control protocols)