Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector: Claims Involving Delayed Diagnosis

Avant medical malpractice claims data indicates that 1 in 5 claims are primarily about diagnosis. 75% of those claims related to missed or delayed diagnosis. These events may not necessarily be as the result of an error made by the health practitioner, however, the ongoing patient care and management may become the responsibility of the medical professional. Explore the elements of a successful claim and the damages that can potentially be claimed. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $112.00

Claire Bassingthwaighte, Legal Team Manager, Professional Conduct, Avant Law

Professional Skills
1.00pm to 2.00pm Delayed Diagnosis: Post-COVID Pitfalls


  • Telehealth
  • Missed follow ups and referrals
  • Diagnostic challenges, investigation paths and biases

Presented by Dimitra Dubrow, National Head of Medical Negligence, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Personal Injuries; Preeminent Medical Negligence Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) Doyles Guide 2023 and Hayley Daniel, Barrister, Dever’s List


Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


Ms. Dimitra Dubrow, National Head of Medical Negligence,
Dimitra Dubrow is a Principal and heads the medical negligence national practice group at Maurice Blackburn. She has expertise in a number of areas including obstetric and birth trauma, failure to diagnose and treat by emergency departments, and cancer cases. She also represents families in coronial matters and acts on behalf of individuals in the Health Complaints Commissioner process. Dimitra is the chair of the Law Institute's Public Liability & Medical Negligence Committee and a member of Law Institute's Litigation Executive Committee and the AMA/LIV/VicBar Medico-Legal Standing Committee. Dimitra is the co-author of the Lexis Nexis online Practical Guide to Medical Negligence for Victoria and recognised by Doyle's List as a leading medical negligence lawyer. She is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Personal Injuries Specialist with more than 17 years' experience in medical negligence claims.

Ms. Claire Bassingthwaighte, Legal Team Manager, Avant Law
Claire was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2003 and the High Court of Australia in 2006. Before joining Avant in 2008, she worked in private law firms defending public and private hospitals in medical negligence claims and represented the Medical Board prosecuting practitioners. As Manager of the Professional Conduct Team, Claire now leads a group of experienced solicitors who specialise in defending practitioners in a wide range of complex health law matters including; coronial investigations and inquests, commissions of inquiry, and complaints to regulators. She has represented practitioners in the Coroners Court of Queensland, the Human Rights Commission, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal as well as both the District and Supreme Courts. She also provides general advice as part of Avant’s Medico-legal Advisory service. Claire is the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Law Society’s Health and Disability Law Committee well as a member of the Occupational Discipline Law Committee. She is a volunteer Judicial Committee Member with community sporting organisations and a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Queensland.

This seminar is part of a series

Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector

Through May and June, these 6 webinars cover a broad range of issues designed to keep you up to date with the hottest medico-legal issues, regulatory and commercial developments you, as a senior health decision maker or legal advisor need to understand. Choose to register for all 6 or just the ones that most interest you. The webinars will cover women’s health issues, risk in patient discharge and the problems with delayed diagnosis to regulatory updates, AI in healthcare and understanding defamation.


Attend the full series and earn 9 CPD units including
6.5 units in Substantive Law
2.5 units in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


Very informative and engaging. Thank you.
A thorough coverage of the area of disputes pertaining to medical practitioners.


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Legal and Regulatory Issues for the Health Sector: Claims Involving Delayed Diagnosis


Single Session
Wednesday, 12 June 2024
1:00 PM to 2.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $112.00
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