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Quake rescuer wins landmark court case

ptsd/work-related injury

A volunteer was left traumatised after a rescue mission following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake has won a landmark case.

ACC loses appeal over woman whose cancer was linked to asbestos exposure while hugging father

Mesothelioma

Prior to her passing, Ms Deanna Trevarthen sought financial assistance from ACC but was rejected because she was not exposed to asbestos at work.

Four people with faulty hips continue legal action against ACC

Treatment injury

Four New Zealanders suffering complications due to faulty hip implants have won the chance to appeal against the decision to deny them compensation.

Compensation sought for failed sterilisations

Reproductive Health

Eleven women who fell pregnant following botched sterilisation operations are seeking compensation from ACC. Wellington lawyer John Miller said they were entitled to compensation for the expenses incurred by medical negligence.

ACC lawyer battling to get compensation for breaches

Privacy

A podcast episode featuring John Miller, speaking on the battle to get thousands of dollars in compensation for 60 people who had their details released to another claimant.

ACC fights group action over disabled kids

Disability/attendant care

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) battles families of severely disabled children during a group action in the Court of Appeal regarding appropriate compensation for parents who give up work to look after their children.

Woman battles ACC over HIV shock

Mental Injury

A woman requests ACC cover for mental injury after discovering a sexual partner had concealed the fact they were HIV-positive.

Lawyers question ACC’s new policy on perineal tears

birth injury

Maria Bagnall of John Miller Law questions the integrity of ACC’s policy on the most common type of childbirth-related injury.