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Man Receives $1,500,000 After GP Delays Diagnosis of Infection

Case Overview
  • Our client presented to his local general practitioner with a wart on his toe for which his GP prescribed him antibiotics.
  • His condition did not improve and only later did the GP perform cryotherapy to remove the wart.
  • Gerard Malouf & Partners obtained sufficient evidence to successfully settle this case for an amount of $1,500,000.

This matter involved the conduct of a general practitioner. Our client presented to his local general practitioner with a wart on his toe. His GP prescribed him antibiotics and did not order any further investigations. Our client’s condition did not improve and only after some time had passed, did our client’s GP perform cryotherapy to remove the wart. This caused our client’s condition to worsen and ultimately resulted in a below-the-knee amputation.

Our client approached Gerard Malouf and Partners to enquire about whether or not he was entitled to compensation for his treatment by the general practitioner. Ray Abbas, Accredited Personal Injury Specialist, was of the view that this claim had merit and began to gather evidence in support of our client’s claim.

“We obtained evidence from an infectious diseases expert who confirmed that our client suffered serious adverse effects from improper and delayed treatment, including the need for amputation.”


Ray Abbas
Our Approach

Mr. Abbas proceeded to brief an expert general practitioner to provide their opinion on whether or not the conduct of the GP in their treatment of our client was following reasonable medical standards. Ultimately, the evidence was conclusive that the GP performed an incorrect treatment for his condition and that this was inconsistent with peer professional standards and therefore negligence was established.

In addition, we obtained evidence from an infectious diseases expert who confirmed that our client suffered serious adverse effects from improper and delayed treatment, including the need for amputation.

Following instructions from our client, we commenced the matter in court and organised a mediation with the Defendant in hope of reaching a settlement that was acceptable to our client.

Our Expert Medical Negligence Lawyers have the knowledge and skills to reach the best outcome for all of our clients. Anyone who has suffered as a result of sub-standard or negligent treatment from any type of medical practitioner. If you think that you may be entitled to compensation based on injuries you have suffered as a result of negligent medical treatment, please Contact Us for advice or to take advantage of a free consultation with one of our accredited personal injury specialists.

The Result

After negotiations, Mr. Abbas was able to settle this case for an amount of $1,500,000 in compensation.

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Ray Abbas

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