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January 2018
Spina v Shimeld [2017] QDC 303 Fantin DCJ In August 2011, the plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in personal injuries to his cervical spine and shoulders. The second defendant had admitted liability and only quantum remained in issue. The plaintiff sought an order pursuant to r 320 of the Uniform Civil...
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Grieve v Gomez [2017] QDC 298 Muir DCJ The plaintiff was a patient of the defendant, a qualified medical practitioner practising within the state of Queensland. In the pleadings, it was alleged that on either 29 November 2005 or 13 December 2005, the defendant asked the plaintiff if she was interested in becoming his mistress....
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Baig v AWX Pty Ltd & Anor [2017] QSC 325 The plaintiff worked via the first defendant’s labour hire company at the second defendant’s abattoir in the paunch room. His task was to remove the ‘bible’ (omasum) from the beast’s paunch. The plaintiff alleged he sustained a lower back injury on 5 July 2010. The...
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Schofield v Hopman & Anor [2017] QSC 297 McMeekin J In August 2014 the plaintiff sustained personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff was riding his motorcycle behind another two riders on a single lane road when he collided with the insured’s oncoming vehicle. Pursuant to ss 132, 133 Transport Operation (Road Use...
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Pryszlak v Workers’ Compensation Regulator [2017] QSC 286 McMeekin J The applicant sought to claim workers’ compensation for a hand injury alleged to be sustained during the course of his employment. By letter dated 27 August 2015, the applicant was advised that his claim was rejected principally because WorkCover was not satisfied that the applicant’s...
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Nicotra v State of Queensland [2017] QSC 303 Burns J The applicant was 15 months old when she sustained severe brain damage in 1998 allegedly caused by deficiencies in treatment provided to her during the course of two separate hospital admissions that year. As a consequence of her injuries, the applicant was left profoundly disabled...
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Cincovic v Blenner’s Transport Pty Ltd [2017] QSC 320 Boddice J In March 2014, the plaintiff sustained compression fractures to his spine when he fell backwards off a pallet jack during the course of his employment with the defendant. Relevantly, the plaintiff was riding the pallet jack like a scooter when another employee of the...
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