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BREACH OF DUTY IN BABY’S DEATH COURT SAYS WHY IT DISMISSED APPEAL:

One year after dismissing an appeal lodged by the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), questioning a High Court judge's decision to award more than $.3 million in damages to a Penal woman, the Appeal Court yesterday gave written reasons for dismissing the appeal. The panel,which comprised of Justices Allan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Nolan Bereaux, in a 38-page ruling, outlined the reasons for dismissing the appeal brought by the SWRHA against Samdaye Harrilal, who levelled allegations of negligence against the SWRHA following the death of her baby. The judges were also critical of the law "on medical negligence in T&T", describing it...

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NWRHA ACCEPTS LIABILITY IN BABY’S DEATH OPERATION GONE WRONG

  WHAT was supposed to be a simple, routine medical procedure at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope resulted in the death of a one-month-old baby boy almost eight years ago. The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) was sued for medical negligence in 2004, but it was only yesterday it accepted liability for little Nathan Forde's death. A High Court judge will determine, at a later date, the amount of compensation his parents will receive. But Nigel Forde, a pipe-fitter of Petit Valley, and his wife, Nadia Farrier, a domestic worker, still feel no joy at having the...

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SEAMSTRESS SUES FOR HAND INJURY AFTER INJECTION

THE Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) has been sued by a 62-year-old seamstress, who suffered injury to her hand after an intravenous needle was badly inserted while at the Sangre Grande Hospital three years ago. Annette Hamilton Gladstone, of Red Hill, D'abadie, is a diabetic, and visited the hospital on May 6, 2006, for treatment of an associated condition. In her claim filed by attorneys Anand Ramlogan and Cindy Bhagwandeen at the San Fernando High Court, Gladstone says a female doctor concluded that it was necessary to administer antibiotics. An intravenous line was inserted into her right hand, which allegedly became bluish...

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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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