Meningitis lawyer justifies $6.7m payout to patient

The lawyer who helped a meningitis patient sue a GP for $6.7 million has rejected claims the case shows the need for a national no-fault compensation scheme.

Nancy Mules was left deaf and blind due to cryptococcal meningitis in 2008 after the infection was not diagnosed in time.

Shine Lawyers solicitor Bill King, who represented Ms Mules, says the payout will