Large payout reminds GPs to update insurance
The NSW District Court ruled western Sydney based Medical & Fitness Centre, which had admitted liability, must pay damages for the full extent of injuries after early childhood nurse Caroline Pavlakis slipped on a wet access ramp while leaving and broke her left humerus in March last year.
The fracture was pathological as it was in the same place as a previously unknown lytic bone lesion, caused by multiple myeloma.
Ms Pavlakis was in the process of having pain in her arm investigated when she fell, Judge Leonard Levy said.
While being treated for the fracture, tests revealed multiple myeloma for which