The Case Breakdown of Emily’s Medical Negligence and Life-Altering Outcome
On a morning, Emily’s left leg suddenly collapsed and twisted beneath her, causing her to fall. She was rushed by ambulance to Toowoomba Base Hospital’s emergency department but was released the same day. When her symptoms persisted, her general practitioner referred her to Oakey Hospital’s emergency department for an MRI scan of her left knee. Unfortunately, the radiology department failed to identify and report a posterior dislocation of her knee joint, delaying urgent treatment.
This medical oversight led to the development of compartment syndrome, necessitating an above-knee amputation at a later date. Mediation attempts were unsuccessful, but the case ultimately settled for a substantial $2,250,000 to compensate for Emily’s life-altering injuries and the negligence she suffered.