Practice area(s): Medical negligence
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Dimitra is a Principal who has been with the medical negligence team since 2000 and acts exclusively on behalf of individuals injured as a result of poor medical care.

She has expertise in a number of areas including failure to diagnose and treat by emergency departments, obstetric and birth trauma claims and cancer cases.

Her recent cases include:

  • development of paraplegia as a result of failure to monitor the effects epidural anaesthesia;
  • a $5 million settlement for an infant who was given an excessive dose of intravenous saline resulting in brain damage;
  • obstetric and birth trauma cases including cerebral palsy claims necessitating a thorough analysis of the ante-natal and labour management and the therapy and equipment needs of the disabled infant;
  • late diagnosis of cancer cases involving review of test results and the effect earlier diagnosis would have made and
  • coronial investigations and inquests including representing the family of a mother of four young children who died after a routine operation.

Dimitra is based in our Melbourne office and also sees clients in Reservior.

Read a blog post by Dimitra about calling for hospitals to be accountable to patients.

Dimitra is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Personal Injury Specialist. She is a member of the Law Institute's Public Liability & Medical Negligence Committee.

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