Conventional cancer treatment caused brain damage

The Wireless | 15 May 2017

He’s beaten cancer but suffered brain damage during treatment. Three years on, ACC still won’t pay.

A young man’s three year battle with ACC for compensation over brain damage he developed during leukemia treatment shows no signs of ending.

After being turned down for cover twice, the District Court has now ruled ACC must pay. But the Crown entity wants to appeal, potentially dragging out a case that has already lasted more than three years.

The man’s lawyer says it shows just how difficult the public system can be for people to navigate.

The Wireless has been given the court’s decision.

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