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The Facts about Kelly Shaw’s Medical Negligence Case and Settlement Process

Kelly Shaw, an admin manager, underwent surgeries in 2015 at Caboolture Private Hospital. After surgery, Kelly developed extreme abdominal pain. A CT scan revealed a wound infection and dehiscence of the abdominal wound. After years of dealing with the consequences, the matter was settled by way of the mediator’s post-conference bid, which was accepted by all parties for $350,000 inclusive.

The Claim Process on Kelly Shaw's Medical Negligence Case


Schedule your initial consultation:

At the initial consultation, our Medical Negligence Lawyers provided more information about the claim process and discussed the viability of an insurance or compensation claim. We also confirmed Kelly’s eligibility for a No Win No Fee agreement.


Investigation & gathering evidence:

Our Medical Negligence Lawyers investigated and gathered evidence while Kelly recovered from her injuries. This included collecting medical treatment records from both prior to and following the surgery.


Get independent medical expert's opinion:

Once all relevant medical records were obtained, including reports from Kelly’s treating doctors, we sought an independent medical expert opinion on the extent of her injury and whether the treatment provided met the requisite standard of care.


Lodge your claim:

With satisfactory investigation results, we lodged Kelly’s insurance claim and, where circumstances allowed, a compensation claim for the physical and psychological deficits sustained due to the medical event.


Attendance at informal settlement meeting:

Our Medical Negligence Lawyers formulated Kelly’s damages demand and arranged an out-of-court meeting to negotiate the resolution of her claim settlement.


Claim settlement or court proceedings:

Statistically, more than 97% of compensation claims are settled out of court. Kelly’s claim was successfully resolved during post-conference negotiations led by a mediator.

The Outcome of Kelly Shaw’s Medical Negligence Case

Settlement Details: Settled for $350,000, providing compensation for Kelly’s physical and psychological injuries resulting from the surgical complications.

Closing Remarks: This case highlights the complexities of medical negligence claims and underscores the importance of thorough legal strategies to secure rightful compensation for affected clients.

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Disclaimer: Names have been change to protect the identity of our client. The image depicted is not of our client.

David Shannon

Senior Associate

David is an expert in compensation for injuries resulting from medical negligence. Call today to discuss your compensation issue.

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