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Legal clarification of “loss of chance of a better outcome” in Australia
Neera Bhatia and James Tibballs
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (3): 167-168.
Neera Bhatia, LLB(Hons), LLM, PhD Candidate, Medical Law and Bioethics1
James Tibballs, MD, MHlth&MedLaw, FCICM, Intensive Care Physician2
Tabet v Gett  HCA 12.
Tabet v Mansour  NSWSC 36.
Gett v Tabet  NSWCA 76.
Rufo v Hosking  NSWCA 391.
Bowen T, Saxton A. The changing face of causation — denial of damages for possibilities and lost chances. Aust Health Law Bull 2009; (May): 117-122.
Tibballs J. Loss of chance: a new development in medical negligence law. Med J Aust 2007; 187: 233-235.
Naxakis v Western General Hospital  HCA 22.
Fischer DA. Tort recovery for loss of chance. Wake Forest Law Rev 2001; 36: 605.
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