Patient dies after Doctors leaves instrument inside abdomen during surgery; Consumer court slaps Rs 3.75 lakh compensation
Bulandshahr: In a case of medical negligence, the consumer court in Bulandshahr, UP has directed a doctor couple to pay a compensation of Rs 3.75 Lakh for leaving a scissor-type instrument inside the patient's stomach during surgery.
The court observed that due to the scissor-like instrument being inside the body, the patient developed an infection and eventually died.
"The opposition (doctors) has failed to produce any evidence of the conspiracy or of the enmity between the doctors and the CMO in question. Even if we accept that CMO's judgment was distorted due to personal grudge, St. Stephen's Hospital's report clearly shows the existence of a scissor-like instrument inside the patient's stomach."