Mumbai Hospital, its CEO, Doctor told to pay compensation over Failure to Diagnose Gall Bladder Stone
Mumbai: Failure to diagnose Gall Bladder stone by conducting a second sonography proved negligence on the part of Mumbai-based Godrej Memorial Hospital, its CEO and doctor, who have been asked to pay Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation to the son of the deceased patient.The Additional Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held the hospital and its doctors guilty as it noted...
Mumbai: Failure to diagnose Gall Bladder stone by conducting a second sonography proved negligence on the part of Mumbai-based Godrej Memorial Hospital, its CEO and doctor, who have been asked to pay Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation to the son of the deceased patient.
The Additional Mumbai Suburban District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission held the hospital and its doctors guilty as it noted that despite continuous complaint from the patient regarding acute abdomen pain, they did not attempt to conduct another sonography to find out the cause of the problem.
"It is not disputed that there was increase in Bilirubin levels of the patient progressively during the treatment at the Hospital-Opponent No. 1, where Opponent No. 4 was treating the patient. The Opponents 1, 2 and 4 acted very casually to provide treatment to the patient when the patient was claiming acute pain in abdomen," stated the Consumer court as it held the doctors and the hospital guilty.
The history of the case goes back to 2013 when the complainant's mother, the deceased was admitted at Godrej Memorial Hospital for fever and vomiting. The CEO of the Hospital, Dr. Suhas Gangurde, Dr. Meghraj Ingale and Dr. Deepesh J. Palan were providing treatment to the patient.
Although the hospital carried out sonography for finding out the problem, the test reports did not show anything. Meanwhile the patient kept complaining about acute pain in the abdomen and kept vomiting. However the patient was eventually discharged and despite the requests from the Complainant Dr. Palan did not carry out sonography and the hospital and doctors failed to provide further treatment to the patient. Following this, the hospital and doctors consulted M. D. in Gastro International Disease who in turn asked for liver biopsy, which could have endangered for her life, alleged the complainant.
Ultimately, on the request of the complainant, the patient was discharged and consequently the patient was admitted to Bombay Hospital for treatment. The second hospital advised complete blood count and sonography and they noticed Tiny Bladder Polyps with terminal Calculus with Associated Dilated CRD and mildly dilated IHBR and same was due to implicated dilated CBD Calculus of the size of 1-1- 2 cms.
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