Doctors leave Scissor-like instruments in the stomach of patient, directed to pay Rs. 3.75 Lakh

medical negligence

Bulandshahar: The consumer court of Bulandshahar directed a doctor couple to pay a compensation amount of Rs. 3.75 Lakh for the case of medical negligence on a patient who died due to a scissor-type instrument being left in her stomach during surgery.

In a plea, the patient’s husband demanded strict action against the doctors and Rs 5 Lakh for reimbursement for all the expenses which they had to bear during the surgery. He alleged that the hospital took Rs 30000 from the complainant for the operation of his wife but was not a given a receipt of Rs 20000.

The patient and her husband approached the doctors for the treatment of stomach ache, for which the doctors suggested a uterus surgery. The patient was discharged 6 days after the surgery but again complained of stomach pain following which they went to St. Stephen Hospital where an instrument was detected to cause infection in her abdomen. A surgery was conducted she could not be saved and died on 18 June, 2020.

Rajakiya Hospital CMO also confirmed about the presence of the scissor-like instrument.

The consumer court of Bulandshahar heard the arguments of both parties and after seeing the evidences ordered the doctor couple to pay Rs 1.50 Lakh with 6% interest within 45 days and the rest of the Rs. 2.20 Lakh amount with 6% interest later. The court also ordered the doctors to pay Rs. 5000 to the complainant as litigation cost.

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