Australia Law

Have Australian law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My partner is in custody and was assaulted from behind by…

Customer Question
My partner is in...

My partner is in custody and was assaulted from behind by another inmate with a hammer to his head. He was in intensive care for a number of weeks and is stil now in prison hospital 7 weeks later. His head had a section of skull removed to allow for brain swelling and because of further complications, being he devolved pneumonia while in icu and then serious infections from the insidious where drains had to be put in , a nurse even flushed infection back into his body by accident one day, his head today is so swollen and he is not getting proper care I am scared for him it’s unacceptable justice health not listening to him complain about major headaches my question is are we ina position to sue corrective services for lack of duty of care

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the injury take place? And do you have medical records or other documentation?

Nsw , yes it would all be documented

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed? If so, what?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Can we do something about where he is getting worse and has stil got another 5-6 weeks of iv antibiotics before the piece of skull gets put back in

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Australia Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/22/2017
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
John Melis
John Melis, Lawyer
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 3,515
Experience: Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd
Verified

Dear customer, my name is***** solicitor in Melbourne, thank you for using Just Answer, I will assist with your question today.

Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

have you consider raising a claim against the State ?

Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thats exactly whst i was wantibg to do . do you think there is merit
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

there may be.

would you like to talk about it on the phone ?

Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am out at the moment isnt a good time its quite loud
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

ok,

when you are free you are welcome to call me.

I have extended a special offer to you to help.

Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you
Solicitor: John Melis, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

you are welcome.

Ask Your Own Australia Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a solicitorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Deborah Awyzio Your Own Question
Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
Satisfied Customers: 863
863 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Deborah Awyzio is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Deborah Awyzio

Deborah Awyzio

Solicitor

863 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience

Sean

Sean

Experienced lawyer

855 satisfied customers

Law degree with 1st class honours from Australian National University.

James G.

James G.

Lawyer

17 satisfied customers

Australian Legal Practitioner

Darren Kruse

Darren Kruse

Solicitor

16 satisfied customers

Practising in in Personal Injury, Workcover, Civil Disputes, Family, Wills and Estates and Criminal law.

Leon

Leon

Solicitor

27,790 satisfied customers

BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)

Daniel

Daniel

Solicitor

5,976 satisfied customers

Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court

John Melis

John Melis

Lawyer

3,515 satisfied customers

Principal Lawyer at Legal AU Pty Ltd

< Previous | Next >

Related Australia Law Questions
I was mechanically restrained in an ED dept. For over two
I was mechanically restrained in an ED dept. For over two and a half hours of the restraint I was silent. This is reflected in my medical record rouseability scale showing I was asleep or drowsy and n… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
3,515 satisfied customers
Last October, following my husband's massive Stroke, I
Hello. Last October, following my husband's massive Stroke, I engaged a pool service company to fix a leak in our pool pipe, to take the stress off my husband. After several attempts they located 3 le… read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
3,515 satisfied customers
I have great concern for my grandson safety and wellbeing
I have great concern for my grandson safety and wellbeing I've seen his mother sling him go off at him for no reason because she argued with her boyfriend and take it out on him when she argues with h… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I am a tetraplegic from a car accident in august 08, I was
My name is***** am a tetraplegic from a car accident in august 08 , I was 27 years old.i had a . I had a taxi every day to chemist 5 days I had Greg and a lady who drove me to day's for over a year … read more
John Melis
John Melis
Lawyer
3,515 satisfied customers
My son has been in casual employment - has been sick and
My son has been in casual employment - has been sick and unable to go to work for the last 4 weeks, has been to Centrelink for assistance but has been told he must have a separation certificate. He do… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Back in 2013 i was released from Osborne park hospital after
Back in 2013 i was released from Osborne park hospital after having a complicated birth also having an hemarige during delivery and after birth was feeling unwell with headache blurred vision and an r… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
My husband has his own business as a horse trainer and
My husband has his own business as a horse trainer and recently we had a horse with a sore eye that was treated with eye antibiotic ointment - this kind of injury happens all the time. Horses get dust… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
My little dog got t by a car about 3 weeks ago .He was lying
my little dog got hit by a car about 3 weeks ago .He was lying on the side of the road and a lot of cars stopped except the person that hit him but the whole fact was he is in an very enclosed house .… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I have a son with schizo affective disorder and -polar. He
I have a son with schizo affective disorder and bi-polar. He has a hearing for eviction. He had an episode as he had relapse. He did not threatened the manager but he stop her and ask her to call an a… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I am writing and very sorry about a possible law case which
I am writing and very sorry about a possible law case which I have not yet found a lawyer for. I have been hurt as well and possibly the other nation, terribly. My pension and money coordination skill… read more
kmslaw
kmslaw
Principal Solicitor
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
209 satisfied customers
Hi, just searching for info looking to retire on medical terms.
Hi, just searching for info looking to retire on medical terms. Been with my current employer 11 years. Had 7 operations to date suffering from chronic headaches and migraines i will have it for life.… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Is this a family law matter: My 27 year old son had a motor
Is this a family law matter: My 27 year old son had a motor cycle trail bike accident and is fighting for his life in hospital as I write. The wife of my son has denied me access to him. I have mainta… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Hi, I really need an advice. I am a single mum and have 11yrs
Hi, I really need an advice. I am a single mum and have 11yrs old daughter. She is always in my care, I have no such court orders. My ex-husband is really putting pressure on me during past and is sti… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
How to draft a letter to ask prosecution to drop the charges
How to draft a letter to ask prosecution to drop the charges against me for a misdemeanor. I would like a sample letter to the DPP and the Sentencing Magistrate to drop the charges against me. The dur… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I fell ill with Septisemia after a severe leg infection. My
I fell ill with Septisemia after a severe leg infection. My doctor had seen me in the morning and said everything was ok, however I never made it home, I lost recollection and ended up driving all day… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
Your opinion in this would be greatly appreciated - Brief background Father
Your opinion in this would be greatly appreciated - Brief background Father & Mother Divorced undertaking property settlement seems straight forward. Mother has suspected Asperger's which doesn't allo… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
I had a wisdom tooth surgically removed in October last year.
I had a wisdom tooth surgically removed in October last year. My dentist neglected to inform me of possible complications including the risks of infections including the uncommon ones (which I had) pr… read more
Leon
Leon
Solicitor
Master's Degree
27,790 satisfied customers
My husband had an injury at work where he hit himself on the
My husband had an injury at work where he hit himself on the head with a wrench, knocking himself out for a couple of minutes. He was an interstate driver, driving from Sydney to Perth. His only medic… read more
D. Coleman
D. Coleman
Solicitor
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
795 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x