Limitation extension: Queensland

Quinn v State of Queensland [2016] QDC 069 concerned an application for extension of the limitation period. The claim was made in respect of adverse outcomes of surgery performed to address bowel cancer.

The extension was granted on the basis that the advice of a medical practitioner as to the original surgeon’s negligence was provided after the limitation period had expired. That was a material fact of a decisive nature: [41] – [46].

An earlier version of the published judgment made adverse comment about a solicitor. The judgment was amended on 21 June 2016 so as to remove those comments. The judgment was republished as Quinn v State of Queensland (No 2) [2016] QDC 156.

With thanks to Olamide Kowalik for noting this matter.

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