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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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ASIA’S DEATH REPORT TELLS OF ‘BREACH’

COULD the death of eight-year-old dengue patient Asia Archibald last August been prevented? An excerpt from an independent report released on Friday, January 6 stated that the train of events suggested a "set of issues which may have contributed to the unexpected outcome" and also noted some breaches of medical standards and protocols in the case. These events included the "unusual" reason for referral from the Arima Health Facility to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) and a blood test to confirm dengue. The report also stressed that a child with dengue between day five and seven who is vomiting should be...

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ORDEAL AFTER CHILD BIRTH

FOR almost three days after delivering a healthy baby girl a young mother was left with, "a large amount" of placenta in her womb and it was only after her husband threatened to, "go to the media", was she, "properly treated". Radica Ramesar's husband, Vijay Ramjattan contacted reporters yesterday morning and spoke of the "ordeal" suffered by his wife and himself. The Health Ministry was contacted about the issue and were told of the allegations levelled against the Mt Hope Hospital Maternity ward. Up to press time last night they had not yet responded. Nineteen-year-old Ramesar, also spoke to reporters yesterday. She said on Tuesday...

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Deonath Ramkissoon (Legal Personal Representative of the Estate of the Late Aaron Ramkissoon) and Denecia Sookram v The Eastern Regional Health Authority HC 2135/2008

Name of Case:         Deonath Ramkissoon (Legal Personal Representative of the Estate of                                       the Late Aaron Ramkissoon) and Denecia Sookram v The Eastern                                               Regional Health Authority HC 2135/2008 Type of Medical Negligence:        Death of an Infant Date of Judgment:                           16th December, 2009 Judge Presiding:                              Justice Vasheist Kokaram   Case Summary: Ms. Denecia Sookram was admitted to the Sangre...

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PREPARE FOR FIGHT WITH STATE DEAD AFTER C-SECTION, MOM’S FAMILY WARNED:

The family of Chrystal Ramsoomair, who died after an alleged botched Caesarean section at the San Fernando General Hospital two Fridays ago, should prepare for a bitter legal fight against the State in their quest for justice. This was the advice from Patrick Regis, whose wife, Judith, died under similar circumstances at the hospital when she went in to deliver her baby, Issiah, by C-section two years ago. Regis said despite a request through the Freedom of Information Act, the hospital said he could not have the medical records of his dead wife without a court order, or a grant...

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Reheda Joseph Monroe v Minister of Health and the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago HCA No. 1111 of 1998

Name of Case:  Reheda Joseph Monroe v Minister of Health and the Attorney General of                                 Trinidad and Tobago HCA No. 1111 of 1998 Type of Medical Negligence:        Maternity/Childbirth Date of Judgment:                          7th September, 2001 Judge Presiding:                              The Honourable Mr. Justice Gregory Smith   Case Summary: The Plaintiff who was three to four months pregnant, visited the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital at about 11:30 pm on 29th May, 1997, after suspecting that there was a rupture of her “water bag.” Upon visiting the hospital, the Plaintiff was informed that an ultra...

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PARENTS TAKING LEGAL ACTION BLAMING HOSPITAL FOR BABY’S DEATH

WHAT HAPPENED?: Parents Ray Vansluytman and his wife Chelsea outside the Forensics Science Centre in Long Circular, St James, yesterday. The couple is seeking answers to what caused the death of their infant Christian at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital on September 19.  THE parents of two-month-old Christian Vansluytman are blaming Mt Hope Women’s Hospital for the death of their child and intend to take legal action against the State.However, chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Shehenaz Mohammed has denied any neglect on the hospital’s part. Speaking with media yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre, the parents, 20-year-old Ray...

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WHY DID JUSTIN DIE?

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has promised a full-scale investigation into the mysterious death of 14-year-old Justin Mondezie at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) on December 28. He did so in response to calls from the teen’s family who want to know what illness caused his death. Justin’s brother, former journalist Michael Mondezie, called for answers when he delivered the eulogy at the teen’s funeral at the Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima, on Friday. He said more than anything in the world,  Justin wanted to spend Christmas with his family at their Maloney Gardens home. However, he remained gravely ill...

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