We live in an era where medicine is relatively advanced and the range of available treatments is constantly expanding with scientific discoveries and medicinal developments.

Unfortunately, this exposes vulnerable and desperate patients who are battling illness to the risks of falling into the traps of novel and experimental treatments. Patients often find themselves in situations where they are either misinformed or inadequately informed of the risks of experimental treatments at the time that they consent to undergoing treatment. Such treatments are often unregulated and their efficacy is untested with poor insight into potential long-term side effects. This became the confronting reality for many patients who received stem cell therapy provided by Dr Ralph Bright. Those patients suffered serious and, in some cases, fatal side effects. Dr Bright’s conduct has been subject to disciplinary proceedings by the Health Care Complaints Commissions of NSW. For more information, please visit this website.

This article was co-written with Andy Dong.