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Woman Receives $500,000 for Failure to Treat Dissected Artery

Case Overview
  • This matter involved the conduct of a major hospital, as our client presented with symptoms that were suggestive of a stroke.
  • The hospital did not order any scans and refer her to a neurologist with suffecient expertise in the treatment of strokes and other brain injuries.
  • As a result, our client required intensive therapy to regain normal bodily function.

Gerard Malouf and Partners was approached to enquire whether our client was entitled to compensation for her treatment by the hospital. 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.

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.

Gerard Malouf and Partners was approached to enquire whether our client was entitled to compensation for her treatment by the hospital. Ray Abbas, Accredited Compensation Specialist, was of the view that this claim had merit and began to gather evidence in support of our client’s claim.

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.

“We briefed an expert to provide their opinion on whether the conduct of the hospital in their treatment of our client was in accordance with reasonable medical standard.”


Ray Abbas

Partner

Our Approach

Ultimately, the evidence was conclusive that the hospital had unreasonably treated our client’s stroke and that this was inconsistent with peer professional standards and therefore negligence was established. In addition, we obtained evidence from a neurologist who confirmed that our client suffered serious adverse effects from the improper and delayed treatment.

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

The Result

The claim for this case was settled for $500,000 in compensation.

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Ray Abbas

Partner
I get satisfaction in knowing that my clients receive compensation in these challenging times, where insurers seem to have the upper hand
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