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A Settlement of $100,000 was Secured for a Patient after General Practitioner Botched Iron Infusion

Case Overview
  • Our client was a patient who was improperly injected by an intravenous injection. 
  • Our client suffered significant extravasation injuries, scarring, discoloration of the arm, and psychological harm.
  • We mediated a settlement agreement between the parties and negotiated a settlement of $100,000 for our client.

Our client had consulted with her GP to obtain an iron infusion. The GP injected our client’s tissue rather than her veins. She complained of severe pain and pressure. The GP failed to recognise the mistake within a reasonable amount of time and went to administer a second injection.

This led to severe extravasation injuries resulting in scarring and discolouration of that area of the arm and in turn caused psychological harm.

We obtained independent medical evidence which supported our client's allegations against her General Practitioner.

Keegan Behrens
Our Approach

Gerard Malouf and Partners brought in their Medical Negligence lawyer, Mr. Keegan Behrens to handle this case. Independent expert evidence was obtained to support our client’s claim. It was decided that the best option was to enter a settlement negotiation through mediation. Mr. Abbas and his team including an expert barrister were able to negotiate a settlement claim of $100,000.00

The Result

Mr. Abbas and his team including an expert barrister were able to negotiate a settlement of $100,000.

Jonathon Tannous Medical Negligence Lawyer

Jonathon Tannous

Solicitor
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Frequently Asked Questions

More Information

Demonstrating that a doctor fell short of their duty of care can be a challenging process. While most doctors try their best to correctly diagnose conditions and provide timely medical treatment, they can’t always be right. In every state, protections are in place to shield practitioners from some litigation. These give practitioners peace of mind on the job and protect hospitals that are doing their best with limited resources. However, these laws also set the bar for receiving compensation incredibly high.

If you have been injured or an existing condition has got worse following a medical procedure, or even just a visit to the doctor, then you may have been the victim of medical negligence and you may be eligible to make medical negligence claims against the professional who caused your injury.

If you can first show that you have suffered harm, and secondly, that a medical professional failed in their duty of care towards you then you may be entitled to compensation.

 

Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that another in the same position would prudently exercise. The harm caused by negligence is considered to be due to carelessness, rather than a specific intent or determination to cause harm.

While negligence can include misconduct in a variety of circumstances, malpractice is reserved for professionals who fall grossly short of their obligations — and harm others in the process. As a result, malpractice is often called “professional negligence”. If a licensed professional (such as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant) fails to provide the accepted standard of care and subsequently causes harm to the plaintiff, this form of negligence may be known as malpractice.

Medical malpractice is specifically used in reference to medical workers who have committed acts of negligence.

 

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