Injured People

Update: Breast Screening Legal Action

29/5/14 Statement from Tim White, Partner, Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers.

It has been a year since the findings were released from the Breastscreen SA digital mammogram independent review.

29/5/14 Statement from Tim White, Partner, Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers:

Throughout the last year, our top priority has been to ensure that our clients are able to focus on their health and recovery before facing the legal issues.

During this time, many affected women have been through significant treatment including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery.

While obviously frustrated, angry and concerned by Breastscreen SA’s delay in detecting the cancers, our clients have been very tolerant throughout the last year despite the circumstances.

It took quite some time to get an initial response from the state government’s legal team, who are yet to accept that the delayed diagnosis has caused a worsening in the cancers.

However, we appear to be making some progress and in the coming months we hope to put forward some settlement proposals for our clients who have completed their treatment.

We hope the state government and their legal team will respond positively and look to resolve these outstanding issues for the affected women.

Certainly public statements from several government ministers this time last year indicated that these claims would be considered and dealt with quickly and favourably.

We are seeking compensation for a range of factors including medical costs, time away from work and pain and suffering.

Register your interest in pursuing compensation for this matter here or contact Tim White.