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Valuing
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
To achieve justice for doctors
and patients.

 

Director and Medicolegal Consultant
Dr Cary T.T. Ooi, MBBS, JP, GCAE, Dip Health Law

 

 

PRESENT APPOINTMENTS

2000: Medical Director, Medical Defence Conspiracy, United Medicolegal Remedies

1998: Medical Director, Disabilities and Compensation Pty Ltd

1994: Visiting Medical Officer, West Sydney Disability Services, Rydalmere.

1991: Medico-legal Advisor, Medical Consumers Association (MCA), NSW

1989: Vice President, MCA

1988: Consultant, Human Rights Australia ( in: Rights of Child, Mentally Retarded Persons and Disabled Persons)

1988: Justice of the Peace, NSW


PAST POSITIONS

1986-1993: Medical Officer, West Sydney Developmental Disability Services

1976-1977: Medical Officer, Marsden Hospital for Handicapped Children, Sydney

1968-1969 Medical Officer in Paediatrics, Assunta Hospital, Malaysia

1966-1967: Registrar in Internal Medicine, Malaysia

1964-1965: Clinical Specialist in Anaesthesia, Malaysia

1962-1963: Intern in Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Malaysia

 


 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Amnesty International (AI)

Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Australian Plaintiff Lawyers' Association (APLA)

Australian Society for Severe Communication Impairment (AGOSCI)

Brain Injury Association (BIA)

Chinese Australian Forum (CAF)

For Legally Abused Citizens (FLAG)

Free Speech Committee (FSC)

Medical Consumers Association (MCA), NSW

People with Disabilities (PwD)

United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA)

Western Sydney Division of General Practice (WSDGP)

Whistleblowers Australia (WA)

 


 

CONGRESSES ATTENDED

1998: Anxiety, Depression and Adjustment Disorders

1995: Health Care Litigation, Sydney, 9 Sep 95.

Family Medicine - Meeting new Challenges. Hong Kong, June 95

Joining the Human Rights Revolution - How to use the UN, Sydney, 24 May 95

1992: A State Legal Conference

To Tell a Lie

1991: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Scientific Meeting for Association of Doctors in Developmental Disabilities

1990: 9th Commonwealth Law Conference, Auckland; Scientific Fraud, Sydney

1988: Doctors, Patients and the Law

1987: Expressive Communication and Environmental Control

1983: Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Singapore

1976: Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine, Southampton, UK

 


 

COURSES ATTENDED

1997 Expert Medical Witness Training; AMA, Sydney. 8 November

1997: Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, Aust Catholic University

1995: Intensive Courses in Bioethics, John Plunkett Centre, Sydney June 95

1988-1992: Solicitors Admission Board, Sydney University

1988: Law Procedures Course, Sydney University

1981: Linguistics Today, Sydney University

Speech Pathology & Hearing Disorders, University of NSW

1956 - 1962: M.B.B.S (University of Singapore)

 


 

MEDICO-LEGAL PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS & SUBMISSIONS
by Dr Cary Ooi

1. Jaundice in Term Infants. 5th Asian Congress of Paediatrics, Malaysia, 1985

2. Injustice when Defendant Turns Medical Expert. 1st International Greek Congress of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. Athens, 1987.

3. Capacity of Police to combat Organised Crime [medical defence fraud and conspiracy]. Parliament of Aust. Joint Committee on the National Crime Authority. 11 Dec 89.

4. Medical defence fraud. In: Johnstone MJ; BIOETHICS - A Nursing Perspective, WB Saunders Bailliere Tindal 1989.178-179.

5. Justice for Migrant Doctors and Medical Victims. Multiculturalism and the Law. Aust Law Reform Commission (ALRC), Sydney, 23 Sep 9.

6. Informed Decisions about Medical Intervention. Submission to National Health Research Medical Council (NHRMC), Australia. 23 Dec 91.

7. Doctor takes a scalpel to Injustice. Sydney Morning Herald. 9 April 92.

8. Consumer Watchdog has GP Adviser. Aust Doctor Weekly, 12 June 92.

9. Do Medical Defence Unions deny fair compensation to medical victims? Concerned Citizens against Medical Negligence. Sydney 20 Sep 93.

10. Physiological Jaundice - An update. Paper for Aust J MDU, 27 June 94.

11. False medical testimony by defendant-expert. In: Johnstone MJ; NURSING - and the Injustices of the Law. WB Saunders, Bailliere Tindal 1994, 197.

12. Medical Defence Kills - in more ways than one. Letter to GPs in NSW; Jan - May 1995.

14. Physiological Jaundice - a Medicolegal Update, 14th WONCA World Conference,Hong Kong, 10-14 June 1995.

15. Paediatrics - a new version by MDU. Ibid

16. Improper Medical Defence: Reason for Medical Suicides? Ibid

17. Experts testifying against GPs in court - GPs should be judged by GPs. Ibid

18. Care of the Newborn: Jaundice, Hypoglycaemia, Hypothermia. Taskforce on Quality in Australian Health Care, Dept of Human Services and Health. 22 Aug 95, 6 Oct 95

19. An End to Defence Unions. Medical Observer, 1 Sep 95, 47

20. Medical Litigation: Can medical evidence be objectively assessed for legal action? Children and Disabilities - The Big Issues. Australasian Cerebral Palsy Association (ACPA), 9 Dec 95

21. More on Neonatal Jaundice; Medical Observer, 16 Feb 96, 6

22. Is there a malpractice crisis? Medical Observer, 1 March 96, 43

23. Jaundiced Views on Jaundice. Medical Observer, 15 March 96, 43

24. From warm womb to cold, dark and empty room. Symposium on Perinatal Medicine. University of NSW, 31 March 1996

25. Are you a creative sociopath? Medical Observer, 21 June 96, 51

26. Children and the legal process. Australian Law Reform Commission ALRC), Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC); 7 Aug 96

27. Code of Conduct for MPs. Ethics Committee, NSW Parliament, 14 Aug 96

28. Hidden cost of medical defence. Medical Observer, 30 Aug 96, 7

29. Early maternal discharge: risks of disabilities in term neonates. New Children's Hospital,Sydney, 28-30 August 1996

30. The defence of medical mishaps: Impact on the health of physicians and patients. Entry for the LANCET Wakley Prize, 12 Oct 96.

31. Understanding drug-dependent doctors. Second International Conference on Medical Registration, Melbourne 27-30 October 1996

32. What to do when a patient sues. Medical Observer, 8 Nov 96, 39

33. Unintentional Child Neglect by Health Professionals. Legislative Review Unit, Dept of Community Services (DOCS), Sydney 18 Feb 97

34. Review of the Adversarial System of Litigation, ALRC; 6 Aug 97

35. Medical Defence: more victories than defeats. Plaintiff, October 97, p 33

 


 

Last Updated: February 2000