Our client was an elderly man from Nowra who required a hip replacement. He underwent that surgery, but required revision of the hip replacement subsequently. There was no clear mistake on the surgeon’s behalf, however having acted in countless numbers of orthopaedic medical negligence cases, we were well placed to understand what possible angle might be taken to prove there was negligence, and which potential experts to approach to help prove the case.
We meticulously considered the entirety of the treating notes that related to our client’s hip, and briefed a well-respected expert. Helpful evidence was returned by the expert, and we commenced legal proceedings on our client’s behalf.
All aspects of our client’s claim for compensation were explored, including his potential claim for domestic assistance and lost wages.
The hospital put up little resistance to our strong case, and we attended a mediation (settlement conference) in a strong position.
The lawyers for the negligent hospital made insufficient offers at the mediation, and we advised our client not to settle his claim. Our trust in our client and confidence in the preparation we had done meant that we held firm, and pushed on to set the matter down for trial. That caused the hospital’s insurer to quickly increase its offers until a settlement was able to be reached following the mediation.
Though we were ready and able to bring proceedings to trial in Court as required, our client was fortunate that a very good settlement of his orthopaedic medical negligence was able to be struck. The result our client achieved would have been unlikely to be beaten after any trial. Because a trial was avoided, our client was able to maximise his compensation and minimises legal fees, and we were very pleased that he obtained a very good outcome.
As a firm that has a large team that practices exclusively in medical negligence, public liability, personal injury, and air carrier’s act cases in Nowra and around Australia, we understand how to maximise compensation, and have the skill and experience to achieve that.
If you, a family member or friend has been the victim of a car accident, a fall or shopping centre injury, medical mistake or negligence, or injury on an airline, and a permanent injury, disability or death has resulted, bringing a claim through Gerard Malouf and Partners is likely to bring you answers that you would never otherwise have received, compensation that you deserve, and a sense of closure.
Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers are the premier personal injury law firm in New South Wales and Queensland. We have assisted thousands of injured people in your position. So feel free to contact Gerard Malouf and Partners Compensation Lawyers for a no-obligation discussion of your circumstances by calling 1800 004 878 or complete our email enquiry form.