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QLD Medical Negligence Claims

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by Logman, 6 August 2017.

  1. Logman

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    My enquiry relates to the statute of limitations on a medical negligence claim.
    My current understanding in Qld is that you have 3 years in which to make a claim, however, when does the 3 years commence.
    For example, if an incorrect diagnosis caused a person to be classified as mentally impaired and thus their finances were enforced under the control of State Trustees for 2 years, until they proved they were mentally competent, does the statute of limitations commence at the end of the 2 years, or does it commence from the date of the original diagnosis.
    For over 2 years they were deemed mentally incompetent to commence legal proceedings, neither did they have any control of their finances.
    Surely there must be an exception to the general 3 year rule?
     
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    Hi Tim,
    Thanks for your enquiry.
    The negligence is in the Medical Diagnosis which has caused tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering, as well as enormous financial loss.
    I have the evidence to prove that the diagnosis was incorrect.
     
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    Speak to a lawyer who works in the field of professional negligence.
     
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    Hi there, could you please message me as I had the same thing happen to me! Cheers Erin
     
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