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FIVE DOCTORS and four nurses of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department of the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) have been suspended, pending a full investigation into the death of Carapichaima housewife Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair at the maternity ward on Carnival Friday, March 4. An investigation will also be conducted into the still-birth of a baby boy whose mother Simone Critchlow-Taylor went into labour at the hospital last Saturday. Health Minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis announced the suspensions in the Boodoo- Ramsoomair case yesterday at a news conference at the ministry’s Park Street headquarters in Port-of-Spain. Chrystal died at the hospital on March 4 at 10.55...

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  Medical negligence occurs where an act or omission by a health care provider in providing treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, causing injury or death to the patient. Therefore, if you have been treated for a medical condition and because of that treatment you have suffered adverse effects you may have a medical negligence claim. To bring a claim for medical negligence the patient must prove four elements. These elements are: Duty of care The medical professional is held to a higher duty of care than that of the ordinary person. The early test for medical negligence,...

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The general industrial relations policy in Trinidad and Tobago is based on voluntary collective bargaining between employers and workers, via their representative associations, for the settlement of terms and conditions of employment. The employment relationship in Trinidad and Tobago may be governed by either or a combination of both industrial relations principles and practices, and legislation. While the Government has ratified several ILO Conventions, including the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144), these Conventions only become effective when they are legislatively implemented. A 144 Tripartite Committee, comprising all of the social partners, trade unions, employers, and Government,...

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Severance pay is usually only paid to workers who have been made redundant or retirees, and in very rare cases, people who resign can also qualify. An employer is not required to pay severance to workers if everyone is being severed, owing to the fact that the business is being closed down; however, the employer must pay severance if only a portion of the workforce is being made redundant. Firstly, according to Section 6 of the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act 1985, as amended, the employer is required to give the employees 45 days notice in writing. Secondly, your rights (if you...

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After baby dies 12 days after horror delivery… PENAL COUPLE WANTS JUSTICE

  Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Suresh Rampersad and his wife, Sheriffa Ali, during an interview yesterday at their relatives’ home at La Paille Road, Iere Village. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL A Penal couple is calling for justice over the death of their son, claiming the failure of staff at the San Fernando General Hospital to perform a caesarian section (C-section) caused him to be born brain dead. Sheriffa Ali, 34, and her common-law husband Suresh Rampersad, 37, of Clarke Road, Penal, say the death of their son has left them with unanswered questions. The news comes in the wake of the recents deaths of two mothers—Keisha...

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Contact Information History Our Firm's Principal Attorney Mr. Martin George had a press conference today, May 4th, 2015, whereby he indicated that he wants to set up a Medical Complaints Council as a Non-Profit Organization in T&T to give a voice to and to be able to highlight complaints from citizens who have Medical Negligence complaints and who sometimes feel they are neglected, ignored or maltreated by Hospital or Medical Authorities and Medical Personnel in T&T. Aims & Objectives To gather and collate information and data as regards complaints of citizens about Medical Negligence and Health Care  complaints in relation to matters at the Nation's public...

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An autopsy performed on the body of first-time mom Keisha Ayers has revealed had 13 gallstones in her bladder which caused an infection. It also revealed she developed blood clots. The autopsy was done yesterday at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex mortuary, Mount Hope. Relatives of Ayers’ common-law-husband Juma Charles went to the hospital to identify her body and view the autopsy, as he was too distraught to even leave his Chennette Crescent, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, home. The report revealed the cause of death was due to bilateral pulmonary thrombo-emboli; Deep vein thrombosis and cholelithiasis. A medical doctor, who wished not to...

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