Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hasil Victims Retaliate; 20 Female Patients of Disgraced Doctor May File Lawsuits

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Hasil Victims Retaliate; 20 Female Patients of Disgraced Doctor May File Lawsuits

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Byline: MEL MCMILLAN mel.mcmillan@northernstar.com.au

TWENTY victims of former Lismore obstetrics registrar Roman Hasil have hired one of Australia's highest-profile law firms to explore potential lawsuits against the doctor and the Lismore Base Hospital.

Slater and Gordon medical law specialist Bill Madden said he was looking into complaints made by the doctor's former patients.

The claims relate to trauma the women or their babies are alleged to have suffered at the hands of Dr Hasil.

Mr Madden said his investigation would take three to four months to complete and would include the findings of an investigation currently under way by the Health Care Complaints Commission.

The commission began investigating the doctor last year and is due to release a report next month.

Mr Madden said he would get all the medical records to try and understand what had happened to his clients.

He would then get expert medical opinion to determine if there was a link between his clients' trauma and the doctor. …

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