5000 mcg dose of Trineurosol H intramuscular injection administered instead of 1000 mcg: Max hospital told to pay compensation
New Delhi: Holding the Delhi based Max Super Specialty Hospital guilty of negligence for administering wrong dosage of Trineurosol-H injection to a patient, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission-II, New Delhi recently directed the Hospital to pay Rs. 20,000 as compensation to the complainant.Such a decision was taken by the Commission as the Complainant alleged that the nurses...
New Delhi: Holding the Delhi based Max Super Specialty Hospital guilty of negligence for administering wrong dosage of Trineurosol-H injection to a patient, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission-II, New Delhi recently directed the Hospital to pay Rs. 20,000 as compensation to the complainant.
Such a decision was taken by the Commission as the Complainant alleged that the nurses in the OPD of the Hospital had wrongly administered high doses (5000 mcg) instead of 1000 mcg, which was originally prescribed.
Therefore, holding the Hospital guilty, the Commission directed, "Keeping in view all these facts, this Commission concludes that though OP1 has been negligent in providing service to the complainant, it would serve interest of justice by directing OP1 to be careful in future in providing proper care to their patients and OP1 is further directed to pay a sum of Rs. 20,000/- to the complainant for the mental harassment caused to him within a period of three months from the date of this order failing which OP 1 would be liable to pay interest @ 6%p.a from the date of the order till realization."
The history of the case goes back to 2014 when the complainant was suffering from some problem regarding high homocysteine which he came to know because of a blood test. Detection of high levels of homocysteine has been linked to cardiovascular disease where a person is more prone to endothelial injury which leads to vascular inflammation, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, acute and chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, carcinoma with liver metastasis, liver disease drug induced cholestasis and protein malnutrition.
When the complainant approached Delhi-based Max Super specialty Hospital and consulted Dr. Rahul Naithani, DM clinical haematology (AIIMS), the consultant doctor prescribed surgery clinical tests such as 1. Serum homocysteine 2. APTT 3. PT 4. D-Dimer 5.Vitamin B 12 and 6. Folate levels.
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