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Top Doctor, A-G Ordered To Pay Woman

It was found by court that the defendants failed to carry out thorough investigations before informing the plaintiff that she required surgical operation in her kidney and her ureter to extract stones.
16 Feb 2019 09:45
Top Doctor, A-G Ordered To Pay Woman

The Medical Superintendent of Labasa Hospital and the Attorney-General of Fiji, on behalf of the Government of Fiji, have been ordered by the High Court to pay $52,300 to a Labasa woman.

The defendants were further ordered to pay an additional $3000 as costs by Justice Lyone Seneviratne in Labasa.

This is after the court ruled that the defendants failed to accord the plaintiff, Kamrul Bi, proper medical, surgical, specialist and other treatments in respect of the plaintiff ’s condition.

It was found by court that the defendants failed to carry out thorough investigations before informing the plaintiff that she required surgical operation in her kidney and her ureter to extract stones.

The court also highlighted that the defendant failed to inform the plaintiff either in writing or verbally that the procedure for the operation would involve the insertion of a stent inside the ureter to heal the ureter and that the stent would be removed after a short time.

The court found that the defendant had failed to properly read and analyse the scan and the CT scan report and inform the plaintiff that the pain Bi was developing was due to the stent that was not removed after the operation and carrying out laser treatment when the Medical Superintendent of Labasa Hospital ought to have known that the stent would not be removed through laser treatment.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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