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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES

Martin George & Company > MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES (Page 7)

LINDA RAJKUMARSINGH V GULF VIEW MEDICAL CENTER HC 1958/2010

11. Name of Case:                 Linda Rajkumarsingh v Gulf View Medical Centre HC 1958/2010 Type of Medical Negligence:        Wrong Medication Date of Judgment:                           16th October, 2012 Judge Presiding:                               Justice Peter A. Rajkumar CASE SUMMARY: The Claimant alleged that a nurse, an employee of the Defendant, mistakenly administered a drug, namely Depo- Provera (DP) instead of Gynodian Depot (GD). The Claimant regularly received Gynodian Depot for alleviation of vasomotor symptoms associated...

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BRIAN LEZAMA v DR.KONG SHEIK ACHONG LOW HC 912/2008

10. Name of Case: Brian Lezama (Administrator of the estate of Karen Lezama) v Dr. Kong Sheik Achong Low HC 912/ 2008 Type of Medical Negligence: Death of the Patient/ Childbirth Date of Judgment:                      26th July, 2012 Judge Presiding:                          The Honourable Mr. Justice Ricky Rahim CASE SUMMARY: The Claimant, who is the Administrator of the Estate of Karen Lezama brought an action under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act of Trinidad and Tobago Chap 4:01 and the Compensation for Injuries Act Chap 8:05 for...

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ASHMEAD JOHAN V THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY HC 2523/2006

9. Name of Case: Ashmead Johan v The South West Regional Health Authority HC 2523/2006 Type of Medical Negligence: Hospital Error Date of Judgment:                     31st March, 2010 Judge Presiding:                         The Honourable Mr. Justice R. Boodoosingh CASE SUMMARY: The Claimant was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital on 26th August 2002 and was transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he remained some days and was diagnosed with a left foot drop. The Claimant claimed that due to injections being negligently administered by an agent...

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SAMDAYE HARRILAL V SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HCA No. S555 of 2003

8.Name of Case: Samdaye Harrilal v South West Regional Health Authority and the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago HCA No. S555 of 2003 Type of Medical Negligence: Maternity/Childbirth Date of Judgment:                      28th February, 2008 Judge Presiding:                          The Honourable Mr. Justice S. Shah CASE SUMMARY: The Plaintiff, who was pregnant, suffered from a congenital heart condition known as Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). However, her medical condition was able to be managed by the administering of antibiotics during labour. On 22nd April, 2002, the Plaintiff thought...

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PAULA MAPP JOSEPH, HUGH JOSEPH V THE MINISTER OF HEALTH, NORTH WEST HEALTH AUTHORITY HCA No. 2405 of 2002

6.Name of Case: Paula Mapp Joseph; Hugh Joseph v The Minister of Health; North West Regional Health Authority; The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago HCA No. 2405 of 2002 Type of Medical Negligence: Misdiagnosis Date of Judgment:                      11th May, 2007 Presiding Judge:                          Justice Prakash Moosai CASE SUMMARY: The main issue to be determined in this matter was what award should be made to the Plaintiff since the parties were unable to agree on the quantum of the ex gratia payment. Mrs. Mapp-Joseph had a...

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MARGARET ROBERTS V JULIET ROOPNARINESINGH AND THE INCORPORATED TRUSTEES OF THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HCA No. 2491/2000

5.Name of Case: Margaret Roberts v Juliet Roopnarinesingh (legal personal Representative of the estate of Syam Roopnarinesingh) and The Incorporated Trustees of the Seventh Day Advbentist Church of Trinidad and Tobago HCA No. 2491 of 2000 Type of Medical Negligence:   Surgeon’s Error Date of Judgment:                        26th July, 2007 Presiding Judge:                           Justice Zainool Hosein   CASE SUMMARY: The Plaintiff was a patient of the first Defendant for more than fifteen (15) years prior. The first Defendant advised the Plaintiff in December 1998 to...

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RANA RAMLAL V THE SOUTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY & DR. PATRICIA DEONARINE & THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HC 1291/1998

4.Name of Case: Rana Ramlal v The South West Regional Health Authority and Dr. Patricia Deonarine and the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago HC 1291/1998 Type of Medical Negligence: Hospital Error/ Surgical Error Date of Judgment: 28th March, 2003 Presiding Judge: The Honourable Mr.Justice Dean- Armorer CASE SUMMARY:                The issue was whether the second defendant, by her diagnosis and treatment of the plaintiff breached the duty of care and caused injury to the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff was nineteen (19) years old and eighteen (18) weeks pregnant. She attended the San Fernando General Hospital on 11th November, 1998 after...

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GRACE PRIMA V ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO No. 6501/1985

3.Name of Case: Grace Prima v Attorney General of                  Trinidad and Tobago No. 6501 of 1985 Type of Medical Negligence: Hospital Error/ Surgeon’s Error Date of Judgment: 31st October, 1991 Presiding Judge: The Honourable Mr. Justice Basdeo Persad Maharaj CASE SUMMARY: The plaintiff suffered a ruptured uterus while preparing to give birth to her child at the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital. Emergency surgery was performed and the body of the child was delivered by caesarian section. The child was still-born and the umbilical cord was found to be wrapped three times around his neck. Due to the severity...

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RAMLAL BAJNATH V SOUTHERN MEDICAL CLINIC LIMITED AND S.C RAMDIAL NO. 608/1985

2.Name of Case: Ramlal Bajnath v Southern Medical Clinic Limited and S.C. Ramdial No. 608 of 1985 Date of Judgment: 20th October 1987 Presiding Judge: Master Occah Seapaul CASE SUMMARY: On 6th February 1985 the Plaintiff, who is the Administrator of the Estate of Eileen Chandrawatee Bajnath who died on 15th May 1981, brought an action for medical negligence and/or breach of contract against the defendants alleging that the second named defendant was negligent in his treatment of the deceased while she was a patient under his care and that such negligence caused the death of the deceased. On 22nd May 1987, the second named defendant...

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RAMNARINE BISPATH v DR. HARRY SEENATH NO. 4998 of 1985

Case Name: Ramnarine Bispath v Dr. Harry Seenath No. 4998 of 1985 Date of Judgment: 3rd December, 1985 Presiding Judge: Master Occah Seapaul CASE SUMMARY: On 30th October, 1984, the Plaintiff brought an action for medical negligence which resulted in the death of an infant. On 2nd September, 1985, the defendant applied for an order for the Plaintiff’s Statement of Case to be struck out on the grounds that the claims were frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of the Court’s process since the action was commenced about three and a half years after the defendant’s professional services terminated. According to section 27 of the Medical Board Act...

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