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MOM CONSIDERS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST HOSPITAL

Dulin Semper, the Princes Town mother who delivered her baby on the floor of her living room hours after her discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital, is considering taking legal action for what she considers medical negligence. Semper, 27, has rejected the claim of hospital authorities that she was not in labour when sent home last Saturday. Semper was sent home after being monitored and examined by a female doctor, who told her she was just having contractions and she would not have the baby until later this week. She delivered the baby three hours later. Yesterday, Semper said, "I am real disappointed...

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JUDGE RESERVES RULING

A high court judge has reserved judgment in a lawsuit filed against the South-West Regional Health Authority by a construction worker, who suffered some paralysis to his left leg after allegedly receiving three injections to the buttocks by a doctor. Hearing of evidence in the matter was completed on Wednesday before Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh in the San Fernando High Court. Ashmead Johan, represented by attorney Stephen Boodram, accused the doctor of being clinically negligent. Johan told the court he visited the Casualty Department of the Point Fortin Area Hospital on August 26, 2002, for medical treatment and a check-up, and was administered the...

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DOCTORS’ DEFIANCE RAISES GRAVE CONCERNS

Something is drastically wrong when a young woman is admitted to a public hospital for C-section delivery and dies on the operating table, allegedly because of negligence. And it's downright frightening when the attending doctors and nurses are suspended for only two weeks with pay, and blatantly refuse to cooperate with the investigation. This certainly raises a lot of concerns as, according to a newspaper report, even the former CEO stated via an exchange of emails that: "It is quite clear to me that we have breached the MOH policy on the management of high-risk cases" and, "…I will need to...

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HUSBAND CALLS FOR PROBE MOM DIES GIVING BIRTH

The husband of Sasha Maria Mohammed-Thomas, who died at the San Fernando General Hospital two weeks ago, has filed a complaint at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA). Sheldon Thomas, who claimed negligence in his wife's death, has retained an attorney and intends to take legal action against the institution. Thomas said, "I have submitted legal letters to the hospital for my wife's medical reports. But I was told that I will get it in a month. The reports are important because I hired a private pathologist to conduct a second autopsy and it cannot be completed until he has the...

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McKenzie case may start in 2015 Cancer centre sued for $20m

THE TRIAL into the multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Brian Lara Cancer Treatment Centre (BLCTC) over the death of Ricardo “Smokey” McKenzie from a suspected deadly overdose of radiation to his brain could possibly begin in 2015. McKenzie, 55, former co-owner of Smokey and Bunty Sports Bar in St James, died on December 21, 2010, at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, USA. McKenzie’s family claims gross medical negligence, bribery and fraud by Medcorp Ltd and the Cancer Centre of the Caribbean Ltd, operators of BLCTC. BLCTC has been slapped with a $20 million lawsuit. According to court documents, McKenzie first complained of headaches, seizures and...

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Man dies after hernia surgeries Sando hospital to contact family after claims of negligence

CARLON PROVIDENCE learned he had a hernia during a routine medical examination as part of a job application, and ended up dead after undergoing an operation to correct the problem. Providence, 22, died at the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday evening, after two follow-up surgeries failed to stop the bleeding. His family is planning to take legal action because they say doctors were negligent. Sister Tricia Thomas, speaking on Monday at the Express's San Fernando office, said her brother, who wanted to be a pastor, was in good health until he went to the hospital. "He went for a medical exam about two...

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COVER-UP CLAIM AS FILE GOES MISSING BABY LOSES FINGERS AT MT HOPE

THE parents of six-month-old Jaden Elijah Bhagwandass, who was accidentally burnt following alleged negligence by personnel at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope, last month, are claiming a cover-up in the matter after the toddler's medical file disappeared from the facility. Baby Jaden lost two of his fingers and his parents, Nikita and Ravi Bhagwandass, fear that he could lose his left hand. Nikita alleged that one of the nurses who attended to her baby placed an intravenous line into the back of Jaden's left hand. But it appeared that the needle was misdirected and did not enter a vein...

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THEATRES OF DEATH

At the end of that night when young Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair may have bled to death at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH), the top medical administrator ended his day: "we lost another one". Chrystal must surely have meant everything to her children and doting husband, but on this night she became "another one". And in the hands of inadequate hospital administration and divided doctors any of us can be yet "another one". Weeks after Chrystal's death Senator Rolph Balgobin cut straight to the point: why and how did Chrystal bleed to death in one of the country's major medical facilities? Those two...

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SHOCKED MOM FINDS DEAD FOETUS IN BAG TREATED FOR MISCARRIAGE AT HOSPITAL…

Less than 12 hours after suffering a miscarriage, 23-year-old Tahia Jordan was horrified to discover the foetus in a bag which she had brought home from the Port of Spain General Hospital. Police reported on Wednesday, Jordan, of Trou Macaque, Laventille, was at her workplace, along Sweet Briar Road, St Clair, when at about 11 a.m., she began experiencing sharp pains, followed by blood running down her legs. She was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital where she was giv­en immediate medical attention. It was here she discovered, unknown to her, she was five months pregnant, and her body was...

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MOM OF FIVE WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST STATE

A mother of five who developed several medical complications, resulting from a botched hysterectomy, won her lawsuit filed against the Northwest Regional Health Authority yesterday. In an oral judgment handed down in the San Fernando Supreme Court, Justice Geoffrey Henderson found that the State was liable in the case, since "there was breach in the standard of care of the patient and I hold that the defendant is negligent is this regard". Damages, including compensation for medical costs, will be assessed on Thursday. The suit was brought by Indra Ragoo, who underwent a hysterectomy in 2001 at the Mt Hope Women's Hospital. Ragoo developed...

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