ShreeJeewan HospitalA city-based private hospital has been asked by a consumer forum in the national capital to pay Rs 3.1 lakh as compensation to a woman after one of its doctors left a needle in her body after delivering her baby.

Doctors from Mangeshkar Hospital held for negligence

Observing that the needle left inside the complainant not only caused her pain but also contributed to her excess bleeding, the Central District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said had the concerned doctors of Shree Jeewan Hospital been more vigilant, then the trauma caused to her could have been avoided.

“The needle which was left in the body caused pain, mental agony and contributed in excess bleeding. If the doctors concerned of the hospital would have been more vigilant then trauma of the complainant could have been avoided.

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Our Opinion

What kind of laws of Delhi Medical Council makes it okay to have a clean chit over a medical error that could have possibly resulted in the loss of the patient. The doctors’ response to the needle they left in the body was “slipped while swelling” which is not a good reason for their clean chits. The compensation for all the excessive bleeding, pain and mental agony is only 3 .1 lakhs ($4700). What if she to have complications later in her life due to this leftover needle or if she is incapable of having another baby.

Few Important Points

  • Compensation for leaving the needle in her body is only $4700.
  • Doctors are given clean chit for their negligence by Delhi Medical Council.

 

By Priya (13 Posts)