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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES

Martin George & Company > MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES (Page 5)

ANGRY DAD: LAW FIRM PLAYING POLITICS

Several claimants who believe they have a chance of winning their medical negligence cases against the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) are now seeking redress via the legal Disciplinary Committee. This, after some clients are alleging that they have been informed by attorneys from the San Fernando-based law firm that their matters were closed and could no longer be pursued. In fact, documents obtained by Sunday Guardian revealed that only last week an attorney from Freedom House Law Chambers was brought before the Disciplinary Committee in the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain regarding a matter of a similar nature. Official documents...

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COUPLE ONLY GETS $22,000 FOR BABY’S DEATH

A High Court judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Sangre Grande couple who sued the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) for negligence in the death of their newborn baby on January 12, 2005. A High Court judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Sangre Grande couple who sued the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) for negligence in the death of their newborn baby on January 12, 2005. However, it was a bitter-sweet victory for parents Deonath Ramkissoon and Denecia Sookram, who were awarded a paltry sum of $22,000 for the death of their child. It was because of the...

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MOM TO SUE AFTER LOSING SON

Distraught mother Krishendaye Sonny is planning to file a law suit against the San Fernando General Hospital for negligence following the death of her new-born baby boy. Sonny said so moments after she was told that the hospital officials started an internal investigation into the death of the baby yesterday. In an interview, Sonny's relatives said they contacted attorney Anand Ramlogan, who indicated that he was willing to take up the case. Yesterday, Ramlogan won another hospital negligence case at the San Fernando High Court against the Northwest Regional Health Authority. Ramlogan vowed to fight on the family's behalf to get...

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MOM BLEEDS TO DEATH AFTER C-SECTION AT PRIVATE HOSPITAL

Two children will never experience the joy of spending Christmas with their mother, 28-year-old Sasha Bisnath, who died tragically hours after giving birth at a private medical facility in South, in what family members claim was a botched Caesarian section. Bisnath, of Orange Field, Carapichaima, gave birth to her second child, Siara, on Thursday morning. She was later pronounced dead around 8 pm, Friday, at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH). An autopsy performed on Bisnath’s body yesterday at the mortuary of the SFGH by Dr Hubert Daisley stated death was due to Disseminating Intra-vascular Coagulation (DIC)....

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DAMAGES TO BE AWARDED TO WOMAN THURSDAY

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) has been found guilty of medical negligence. Justice Geoffrey Henderson, presiding in the San Fernando High Court, has ruled that a surgeon in the NWRHA’s employ failed to detect that Carapichaima housewife Indra Ragoo’s bladder was injured following a hysterectomy at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, in 2001. Henderson ruled “there was a breach in the standard of care” of the patient. Attorneys Shawn Roopnarine and Robin Ramoutar, instructed by Helen Lochan, filed a personal injury/negligence lawsuit on Ragoo’s behalf after the woman developed complications following the surgery. The matter went to...

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Law firm on negligence cases: Doctors don’t testify against colleagues

A disciplinary complaint against Freedom House Law Chambers (FHLC) filed by claimants who believed they had a chance of winning their medical negligence case against the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has been dismissed. In response to a Sunday Guardian story entitled “Angry Dad: Law Firm Playing Politics”, FHLC described as “scurrilous, irresponsible and unprofessional” claims made about itshandling of a medical negligence case. In a statement yesterday, the law firm contended that such cases are “notoriously difficult” to win because “doctors do not testify against doctors.” “In order to succeed victims/prospective claimants must obtain expert medical opinion from experienced...

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AG: NOT ONLY DOC TO BLAME

THE role of everyone involved in the death of a seven-month-old male foetus which died while its mother was undergoing a Caesarian-section at Mt Hope Women’s Hospital, will be examined, as the doctor who performed the surgery may not be the only one to be blamed, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan says. “The role of everyone, consultants and the interaction among those who comprised the team,” Ramlogan said, “will have to be examined as it may not be one person to blame for the death of the baby.” The baby received a gash on his head while the Caesarian-section was being performed on...

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DOCTORS FACE LAWSUIT OVER FINGER

A 25-year-old Point Lisas technician has threatened to filed a negligence lawsuit against a father and son medical team over the loss of his finger. Kevin Persad, 25, of Cunupia, through his attorneys Martin George and Company, has issued a pre-action protocol letter to the doctors who operate a southern based private clinic. Persad said his right index finger had to be amputated in the United States (US), last year, after several failed operations at the private medical facility. According to the pre-action protocol letter, Persad suffered injury to both his hands while at work on April 17, 2014. He was admitted to the...

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BABY LOSES ARM Mom calls for probe after amputation of newborn son’s limb due to rupturing of vein during IV procedure

A Clear Case Of Medical Negligence A premature baby boy has lost his left arm due to alleged negligence at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital. The two-month old baby, who is battling a fungal infection at the hospital, underwent emergency surgery yesterday to remove the arm from the shoulder. The procedure was necessary as the child’s vein was ruptured while being administered intravenous fluid, causing the soft tissues in his arm to die, his relatives were told. The baby’s teenage mother was not satisfied with the treatment he received at the hospital and has demanded a thorough investigation. The...

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FOUR-YEAR C-SECTION DEATH CASE… GIRL STILL ASKS FOR HER MOM

Why isn’t mummy here?” This is a question that often comes from the tiny lips of four-year-old Danielle Ramsoomair. To this, Lorne Ramsoomair, her father, often replies to Danielle and her two older siblings — Christian, nine, and Sarah, five — saying: “Mummy is in Heaven and will always be there watching over us.” Little Danielle has never known her mummy, Crystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair, as she died after giving birth to her via a C-section at the San Fernando General Hospital on March 4, 2011. Speaking with the T&T Guardian at his Couva home, Ramsoomair said the story about 24-year-old Keisha Ayers, who died days...

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