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October 25, 2017

Shine Lawyers recognised in Doyles Guide 2017

At Shine Lawyers, we pride ourselves on the expertise and ability of our dedicated legal teams. Through their devotion and hardwork, we’re able to achieve justice and results for our clients. We’d like to acknowledge and congratulate the following members of the Shine family who have been recently recognised for the provision of exemplary legal […]

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September 21, 2017

Shine clients share harrowing accounts with Senate Inquiry into mesh

Shine Lawyers’ courageous Johnson & Johnson class action group members have spoken to the Senate in Sydney about the painful and life altering complications they have experienced since first receiving a Johnson & Johnson pelvic floor repair system. One of the greatest medical scandals Up to 8,000 women are thought to have suffered, and continue […]

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September 4, 2017

National Stroke Week 2017

In light of National Stroke Week across Australia, we shed some light on what strokes are, their symptoms, and how to test for early signs. Types of Stroke The World Health Organisation first defined a stroke in the 1970’s as a “neurological deficit of cerebrovascular cause that persists beyond 24 hours or is interrupted by […]

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August 25, 2017

Linda Bucci case study: Taking a stand against the ‘pre-existing’ psych exclusion

In the legal industry, significant steps have been taken toward understanding and addressing psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety. We are beginning to have a better grasp on how these conditions affect a person’s quality of life and their ability to participate in meaningful work. Unfortunately, the insurance industry is lagging behind. Too many […]

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August 10, 2017

TGA set to reclassify surgical mesh implants

Transvaginal mesh implants to be reclassified The TGA is moving to reclassify surgical mesh as a Class III high-risk device, requiring manufacturers to issue patient implant cards and product information for all implantable medical devices. The government decided last year to align Australian regulations on medical devices with standards imposed by the European Commission where […]

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July 12, 2017

NRL legend Brent Tate talks Origin with Spinal Injuries Unit

Former NRL legend and North Queensland Cowboys Ambassador Brent Tate recently joined Shine Lawyers in a visit to the Princess Alexandra Spinal Injuries Unit ahead of tonight’s State of Origin decider. Brent enjoyed some pre-match commentary with patients in the ward, sharing his predictions on how the game will play out. Even the few Blues […]

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July 11, 2017

Action filed for Oakey groundwater contamination

On 11 July 2017, Shine Lawyers’ Class Action department launched a class action against the Department of Defence for exposing thousands of residents in the Queensland town of Oakey to toxic chemicals, which have spread into their land, water, food sources and bloodstreams. Oakey groundwater contamination More than 4,000 Oakey residents have been impacted by […]

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July 4, 2017

Landmark vaginal mesh class action begins in Sydney

On 4 July 2017, the trial for one of the Australia’s largest product liability class actions against Johnson & Johnson began in Sydney. Shine Lawyers brought the class action against Johnson & Johnson for its vaginal mesh implants, which have left thousands of women with painful and life altering complications. Implants with devastating impacts Up to […]

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March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day: Women at work

Each year on the 8th of March, the world comes together to acknowledge the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout history. This has been the case since 1909 when International Women’s Day was first celebrated. Since then, the day has become a global source of support for women’s rights and equality between genders. […]

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