EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Maddalena provides advice and acts in matters across all aspects of health law including defending civil claims, disciplinary complaints, hospital inquiries, coronial inquests, Medicare inquiries and employment disputes. Maddalena also has experience in advising on policy interpretation and providing indemnity advice to insurers.
Maddalena has been involved in several special inquiries including the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into off protocol prescribing of chemotherapy and a discrete inquiry by the NSW Minister for Health into a department of a Sydney Hospital.
Maddalena provides advice to her clients and runs most of her matters without the assistance of counsel, including attending interlocutory hearings and mediations.
Recent published cases Maddalena has acted in include:
- Chen v Medical Council of NSW  NSWCATOD 81 – successful reinstatement of registration
- Hamlyn v Stanton (No. 3)  NSWDC632 – verdict for the defendant
- Mia-Angel Bridges-Cole by her litigation guardian Chantelle Sheree Bridges v Dr Zaffar Hussain; Chantelle Sheree Bridges v Dr Zaffar Hussain  NSWSC 18 – verdict for the defendant
Ranked as a Recommended Lawyer – Medical Negligence & Malpractice (Defendant) in NSW by Doyle's Guide since 2020.
Ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia list for Medical Negligence since 2022.