Cancer Compensation


Experienced litigator encourages them to seek legal help to secure maximum compensation

Recovering prostate cancer patients wrongly informed their illness had returned should seek urgent and expert legal help to secure maximum compensation for the distress the wrong diagnosis imposed, an experienced compensation litigator has advised.

Earlier this week, the South Australian Government reported that as many as 52 men had been wrongly informed their prostate cancer may have returned despite surgery to remove the cancer.

The report found the incorrect diagnosis was reached via faulty testing kits administered by SA Pathology, the state’s public health laboratory.

Maddens Lawyers Class Action Principal Brendan Pendergast, who successfully settled Australia’s first Black Saturday Bushfire Class Action and has represented hundreds of other bushfire victims from across Victoria and New South Wales over the past 30 years, suggested those affected by the false results should seek legal help to ensure appropriate redress.

“A compensation claim prepared by an experienced litigator is the most effective way to secure adequate compensation,” Mr Pendergast explained.

“Compensation claims may be a complex process however advancing a claim will be simplified by engaging a lawyer experienced in these types of negotiations. Those representing the party at fault want to ensure their payout is as low as it can be. Anyone lacking in experience in this process may find themselves missing out on everything they are entitled to.”

He encouraged anyone affected by the faulty screening tests to contact an experienced lawyer or visit for further information.

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