$1m payout for GP’s ski-lift accident

The doctor hit in the groin in a horrific ski-lift accident will receive more than $1 million in compensation after the lift operator was found to be negligent.

Dr Ghita Nair-Smith was struck by one of the ski lift chair's railings while waiting for the lift at the Perisher ski resort in the Snowy Mountains, NSW, in 2003.

She had previously told the NSW Supreme Court that, after her friend had yelled out that the bar was closed, "the lift attendant ... had had to lunge forward, grab at the chair, flick the armrest back and let the chair