Medico Legal - Sydney

Areas of expertise include expert evidence in cases of cerebral palsy, gynaecological mishaps as well as matters for medical registration boards.

Dr Mike O'Connor AM is an accredited expert witness in general obstetrics and gynaecology for the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Dr Mike O'Connor AM is a section editor for the Journal of Law and Medicine where he has published many papers.

Dr Mike O'Connor AM has recently finished a chapter for the new Handbook of Legal and Forensic Medicine on Doctors and Torture

Medicolegal cases ($940 per hour +GST)

Fee for court attendance as expert witness: $5500.00  per diem ( as at January 2024)

Dr Mike O'Connor AM has had extensive training in Health Law (Masters) as well as being a Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine. He is the Vice President of the ACLM.

He also undertakes regular continuing Medico Legal education with the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.

Dr Mike O'Connor AM works extensively as an expert witness  for defendants and plaintiffs.

Previous expert evidence has been provided  for Plaintiffs and Defence in:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Still births involving medical negligence
  • Abnormal fetal heart rate patterns in labour
  • Mismanagement of ectopic pregnancy
  • Late diagnosis of fetal anomalies
  • Uterine rupture in labour with Syntocinon
  • Maternal death from accidental haemorrhage
  • Massive postpartum haemorrhage
  • Eclampsia
  • Failed or inappropriate female sterilisation
  • Gynaecological surgery without consent
  • Gynaecological surgery causing dyspareunia
  • Prolapse surgery with complications from mesh insertions
  • Gynaecological surgery causing bowel injury
  • Gynaecologic surgery causing urinary tract injuries
  • Pelvic infection with IUCD's  
  • Coronial enquiries and disciplinary hearings including maternal death from sepsis and pplacental abruptions.
  • Acute Caecal Dilatation (Ogilvie's Syndrome)
  • Intrahepatic Obstetric Cholestasis
  • Criminal matters including sexual assault, historic childhood sexual abuse, carnal knowledge, "fisting" sexual assault, murder with gynaecological factors,
  • Defamation involving 'virginity testing'.

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