14 years later, Chennai girl gets Rs. 4 lakh compensation for medical negligence
news Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | September 30, 2014 | 08:21 am IST Fourteen years after medical negligence rendered her incapable of using her left leg a girl in Chennai has been awarded Rs. 4 lakh compensation. In August 2000, an injection administered by a doctor, Ashok Kumar at Devaki Clinic , led to a swelling and acute neurological damage in Ezhilarasi‚Äôs left leg . She had been taken for treatment for her fever said The Times of India. After complications arose Shanmuga Sundaram, Ezhilarasi‚Äôs father tried treatment with a number of doctors beforing moving the district consumer disputes redressal forum for medical negligence. However, the complaint was dismissed.¬† It was the state commission which awarded the compensation saying that the doctor responsible for the negligence could ‚Äúneither rebut nor disprove it‚ÄĚ,said the report.
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