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Penelope is Special Counsel in the Insurance and Corporate Risk Group. For over 11 years she has worked exclusively in the area of health law and is able to utilise her understanding and experience of having worked in the clinical area as a registered nurse to provide practical, outcome focussed solutions to legal problems.
Penelope has expertise in the management of a broad range of medico legal claims on behalf of both public and private hospitals, medical practitioners and allied health care providers. Her expertise in health extends to provision of advice on a range of industry specific issues including proactive risk management, treatment of incapacitated patients and drafting of hospital policies. She has advised in relation to a state wide patient recall following the failure of medical products and has handled a number of sensitive product liability actions arising out of alleged toxic shock syndrome for a large medical products manufacturer.