Lifestyle

Part-paraplegic sues Qld hospitals over late diagnoses

A WOMAN has been left a partial paraplegic after three Queensland hospitals allegedly failed to diagnose and treat her condition fast enough.

Alanah Jane Menz, 22, has taken legal action against the State of Queensland, lodging a claim in the Supreme Court of Rockhampton last week.

The document states Ms Menz presented to the emergency department at the Gladstone Hospital with back pain on June 25, 2011.

She was discharged but returned again on June 30, unable to stand.

After blood tests and x-rays, she was transported to Rockhampton Hospital where the decision was made to transfer her by air to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

The claim states Ms Menz was scheduled for an MRI scan the morning she arrived, but this had to be postponed due to inadequate pain relief.

The MRI later found a fluid collection on her spine, which required her to undergo surgery.

It is claimed that if Ms Menz's condition was diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion it is more likely than not she would have made a full recovery. Instead she has been left a partial paraplegic.

Ms Menz is claiming over $2 million in damages for negligence, including medical costs, economic loss and domestic assistance.

The Morning Bulletin contacted all parties but received no response.

Topics:  negligence, queensland health




Veterans' kids able in line for scholarship

Scholarships are set to help Vet kids

$12,000 RSL Queensland Scholarships up for grabs

Bass, heat and buzz set for region this weekend

Melbourne's Taxi Ride will perform at the Allenstown Hotel's Beer and Cider Festival this weekend.

What's on around the region this weekend

FISHING TAILS: Top tides for estuary fishing

COD CATCH: Danny Jensen with a pair of quality cod caught during the TTFFC August competition.

A few red emperor and nannygai have been caught recently

Latest deals and offers

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

Country crooner to play n Capricorn Coast

COUNTRY LEGEND: James Blundell will play at Emu Park's Pine Beach Hotel on Wednesday August 31.

Country's James Blundell to play at Pine Beach Hotel next week.

MOVIE REVIEW: War Dogs tells a fascinating true story

Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in a scene from the movie War Dogs.

DARKLY funny film examines the business side of the war on terror.

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.