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Court orders 37 Military Hospital to pay over ¢1m as damages for clinical negligence

An Accra High courtroom has fined the 37 Military Hospital an quantity of ¢1,1/2,000 for clinical negligence which resulted in the loss of life of a 27-year-antique pregnant woman.

The court docket ruling is the final results of a suit filed via the plaintiffs (father and the husband of the deceased, a retired Captain of the Ghana Armed Forces) after the dying of Helena Brema Nyamekye, a PhD Student of the University of Ghana.

According to the Plaintiffs, in 2015, whilst the deceased turned into due to supply, she opted for a Cesarean Section, but her request become grew to become down.

Instead, the docs determined to take her thru ordinary shipping. This triggered her to bleed profusely and died within the method.

However, in their defence, the docs argued that the deceased’s request for a Cesarean Section became made as an alternative late.

But the court presided over with the aid of Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo, in its judgement, stated that proof provided before the courtroom confirmed that the request was made within the morning of November eleven, 2015, hours earlier than the delivery changed into performed.

He stated that the situations that caused the dying of Mrs Nyamekye could have been averted.

According to Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo, the defendant’s suggest did not address the difficulty as to why the Cesarean Section, as requested by the deceased, turned into now not finished with the aid of the doctors.

He stated, “no viable or affordable explanation became given to the court by way of the medical doctors as to why the request changed into not performed.”

He, consequently, ruled in favour of the plaintiffs and offered the daddy and husband ¢four hundred,000.00 every for loss of expectancies of life; ¢50,000.00 in damages of intellectual misery additionally to them, ¢one hundred,000.00 to the baby, Yaw Nyamekye in damages for pain and suffering.

The court also offered ¢50,000.00 to Yaw Nyamekye in damages for disfigurement; ¢50,000.00 in damages to primary caregivers and an extra ¢25,000 in damages.

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