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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES

Martin George & Company > MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES (Page 6)

JUDGE RULES NO NEGLIGENCE STILLBORN BABY AT TRHA

A High Court judge yesterday chastised Regional Health Authorities in general and the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) in particular over the practice of delaying and or seeking to frustrate and sometimes denying patients access to their own medical records.   In a High Court matter which had been filed by Martin George and Co on behalf of 19-year-old Tobago mother Chantal Williams against the TRHA, it was alleged that the TRHA was negligent in the management and treatment of Williams who had gone to the hospital at seven months pregnant, complaining of contractions from since the night before and who gave...

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WRONGFUL DEATH CASE DRAGS ON

DEPUTY Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington has expressed concern that a private charge against three medical doctors for allegedly causing the unlawful death of a patient, has been dragging on for far too long. Since July 2013, Lorne Ramsumair filed a private complaint against doctors for allegedly causing the unlawful death of his wife Chrystal Ramsumair-Boodoo, at San Fernando General Hospital. The woman is said to have bled to death after giving birth via caesarean section in 2011. Three surgical operations were done to save her life, but to no avail. The private complaint hearing came up before Wellington yesterday in the San...

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ANTHONY JORDAN V THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY CV 2012-03889

Name of Case:  Anthony Jordan v The North Central Regional Health Authority CV 2012-                                           03889 Date of Judgment: 2nd June 2015 Judge Presiding: The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter A. Rajkumar Case Summary: The Claimant was involved in a motor vehicular accident on 21st November 2008. He sustained injury, including a fracture to his right hip. On 22nd November 2008, he was taken to the defendant’s hospital, after being transferred from the Sangre Grande Hospital and was discharged the same evening without it...

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RISE IN MATERNAL DEATHS AT HOSPITALS … TEWARIE: Good work in Law, Economy; Not in Health Care performance

Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie said yesterday there have been “positive interventions” in the areas of crime and law and order, economic growth, job creation and competitiveness and innovation in the country. However, there was negative growth in areas like the murder detection rate, the contribution of agriculture to the Gross Domestic Product and health care services, especially in the area of maternal mortality. Tewarie gave this overview yesterday at the media launch of the 2014 Annual Performance Report, and the National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy (M&E) at the Eric Williams Financial Complex, St Vincent Street, Port of Spain. The third report was...

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TRHA ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MATERNAL DEATH

Brinsley Sheppard received some closure today, after the Tobago Regional Health Authority took responsibility in the death of his wife and newborn son. Luciana Sheppard and her son Ajani died on October 31st last year at the Scarborough Hospital. According to Mr Sheppard’s attorney, Martin George, the hospital first admitted to negligence, but has now accepted liability. In accepting liability, the TRHA also agreed (in essence) to compensate Mr Sheppard for his loss. Mr Martin meanwhile is calling for the public unveiling of a recently conducted report into Maternal and Infant Deaths at the TRHA   Extracted From: 103fm...

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LAWSUIT OVER HUSBAND’S POST SURGERY DEATH

A private medical institution and a specialist doctor have been ordered to pay over $18 million in compensation to former finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira for their alleged negligence leading to her husband’s death after a prostate operation in 2004. Nunez-Tesheira yesterday won quite possibly the highest ever payout in a medical negligence case in T&T’s history at the conclusion of an over decade-long legal battle with Gulf View Medical Centre and anaesthesiologist Dr Crisen Roopchand. Although she scored the major legal victory after overcoming numerous hurdles, including the dismissal of the lawsuit at a preliminary stage, Nunez-Tesheira will have to wait...

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ROY LAWRENCE CAESAR V SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY HC 3462/2008

13. Name of Case: Roy Lawrence Caesar (Legal Personal Representative and Administrator the Estate of Esla Elsa Caesar) v South West Regional Health Authority HC 3462/2008 Type of Medical Negligence:     Unsatisfactory Postoperative Care Date of Judgment:                         19th March, 2014 Judge Presiding:                            The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Seepersad CASE SUMMARY: The Claimants who are the father and Legal Personal Representative of Elsa Caesar (deceased) and the sister of the deceased and next friend of the deceased’s minor child, claimed damages under the Supreme...

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LORNE RAMSOOMAIR V THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY AND OTHERS HC 1864/2012

12. Name of Case: Lorne Ramsoomair v The South West Regional Health Authority and Dr. Mondria Seenath and Dr. Deepavali Ramballack and Dr. Ashmeed Mohammed HC 1864/2012 Type of Medical Negligence:   Hospital Error/ Surgeon’s Error Date of Judgment:                       25th January, 2013 Judge Presiding:                           The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Seepersad CASE SUMMARY: The Claimant, the Administrator of the Estate of Chrystal Naveeka Ramsoomair instituted a claim against the first Defendant as the employer of the second, third and fourth Defendants for negligence which resulted in the...

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