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Published by Priya Paquet
Aug 18, 2020 in Health & Government

The High Court determines a paramedic’s standard of care

Proceedings were commenced in the Queensland Supreme Court (QSC) against the State of Queensland in which it was alleged that there was a failure by an Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) to promptly administer adrenalin to the plaintiff who was a chronic asthmatic suffering from a severe asthma attack. Although the QSC found in favour of the State, taking into account the clinical context of the plaintiff and the ICP's skills, experience and...
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