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The need for a regulatory response to diagnosis fraud in mesothelioma cases


Price, R, The need for a regulatory response to diagnosis fraud in mesothelioma cases, Journal of Law and Medicine, 19, (1) pp. 196-200. ISSN 1320-159X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Australian courts and tribunals allow claimants with pleural plaques to "piggy back" compensation claims for mental health problems. This article contends that Australia is open to an era of diagnosis fraud by psychologists similar to that which has been experienced in the United States with radiologists. The courts will continue to reflect Australia's "compensation culture" unless legislation squarely addresses the compensability of pleural plaques and clarifies when, if at all, the courts should allow mental health claims for asymptomatic "marker" conditions such as pleural plaques.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Price, R (Mr Rohan Price)
ID Code:73997
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2011-11-04
Last Modified:2015-01-02
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