Meningitis lawyer says litigation fairer than no-fault

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.

This year, the Supreme Court of Queensland Court of Appeal finally ruled that if Cairns GP Dr Kaylene Ferguson had carried out a physical examination of her patient’s neck during her