Harrison J in Orford v Lyons  NSWSC 1022 says:
 …On 8 August 2016, Mr Matthew Orford underwent a right hip resurfacing procedure performed by Dr Matthew Lyons at a hospital conducted by the second defendant. Mr Orford was assessed on admission as being at high risk for a venous thromboembolism. Despite the fact that the draftsperson of the amended statement of claim has gone to excruciating lengths to disguise what Mr Orford actually alleges and to camouflage what this relatively straightforward case is really about, it eventually emerges that Mr Orford sustained a postoperative paradoxical embolus causing a cerebral infarct causing him to collapse at the hospital and to sustain injury. Mr Orford contends that he was negligently treated by Dr Lyons in that he failed to prescribe or administer an appropriate prophylactic anticoagulant regime to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis and embolus. Mr Orford also alleges that Dr Lyons failed adequately to supervise or monitor his post-injury recovery or to observe and treat signs of venous problems.
 Finally, and in passing, I wish to make some observations about what regrettably has become the preferred form of statements of claim in medical negligence matters. I apologise to those practitioners who appear regularly in my list who may have heard these comments before. More often than not these days, those who charge fees for preparing statements of claim seem to be inspired by the erroneous perception that they should start with the day that the plaintiff first attended his or her doctor and that they should thereafter refer in ridiculous detail to every single event that can be extracted from doctors’ notes or clinical records or radiological findings or even passing comments by the doctor’s receptionist. A pleading commencing a cause of action alleging a failure to provide reasonable medical care can in my experience rarely, if ever, be enhanced, for example, by telling the reader that the plaintiff’s blood pressure was 125/68 at 10.27pm, 127/71 at 10.31pm, 122/57 at 10.43pm or that he or she slept uneventfully until woken by the night nurse for a temperature check at 4.00am! It is not uncommon for these cascading adventures in medical history to proceed in this fashion for days or even weeks, staggering endlessly through mind-numbing detail. Undoubtedly a long letter is quicker to write than a short one. I appreciate and accept that the latest edition of Bullen & Leake may be expensive but even a well-worn copy from 30 years ago will more than adequately explain, for anyone in doubt, why I hold these views.