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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES

Martin George & Company > MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES (Page 3)

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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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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