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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES

Martin George & Company > MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL CASES (Page 9)

3RD MOM DIES AT SAN FERNANDO HOSPITAL……..

MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr Fuad Khan has instructed that a panel be set up to investigate the death of a pregnant woman at the San Fernando General Hospital. She has become the third expectant mother to die at the institution over the last month. The 29-year-old woman died around 11.30 a.m. yesterday after being admitted to the High Dependency Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital. Chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Dr Lackram Bodoe made the announcement during a press conference at the doctors lounge of the hospital yesterday afternoon. The woman was not identified by the hospital's administration. "Our findings...

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BREACH OF DUTY IN BABY’S DEATH COURT SAYS WHY IT DISMISSED APPEAL:

One year after dismissing an appeal lodged by the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), questioning a High Court judge's decision to award more than $.3 million in damages to a Penal woman, the Appeal Court yesterday gave written reasons for dismissing the appeal. The panel,which comprised of Justices Allan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Nolan Bereaux, in a 38-page ruling, outlined the reasons for dismissing the appeal brought by the SWRHA against Samdaye Harrilal, who levelled allegations of negligence against the SWRHA following the death of her baby. The judges were also critical of the law "on medical negligence in T&T", describing it...

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5 DOCTORS SUSPENDED

FIVE DOCTORS and four nurses of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department of the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) have been suspended, pending a full investigation into the death of Carapichaima housewife Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair at the maternity ward on Carnival Friday, March 4. An investigation will also be conducted into the still-birth of a baby boy whose mother Simone Critchlow-Taylor went into labour at the hospital last Saturday. Health Minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis announced the suspensions in the Boodoo- Ramsoomair case yesterday at a news conference at the ministry’s Park Street headquarters in Port-of-Spain. Chrystal died at the hospital on March 4 at 10.55...

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LAW MADE SIMPLE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE A TOUGH PROCESS

  Medical negligence occurs where an act or omission by a health care provider in providing treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community, causing injury or death to the patient. Therefore, if you have been treated for a medical condition and because of that treatment you have suffered adverse effects you may have a medical negligence claim. To bring a claim for medical negligence the patient must prove four elements. These elements are:   https://youtu.be/XmqIgJ6RsH4 Duty of care The medical professional is held to a higher duty of care than that of the ordinary person. The early test for medical negligence,...

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After baby dies 12 days after horror delivery… PENAL COUPLE WANTS JUSTICE

  Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Suresh Rampersad and his wife, Sheriffa Ali, during an interview yesterday at their relatives’ home at La Paille Road, Iere Village. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL A Penal couple is calling for justice over the death of their son, claiming the failure of staff at the San Fernando General Hospital to perform a caesarian section (C-section) caused him to be born brain dead. Sheriffa Ali, 34, and her common-law husband Suresh Rampersad, 37, of Clarke Road, Penal, say the death of their son has left them with unanswered questions. The news comes in the wake of the recents deaths of two mothers—Keisha...

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MEDICAL COMPLAINTS COUNCIL

Contact Information medicalcomplaintstt@gmail.com History Our Firm's Principal Attorney Mr. Martin George had a press conference today, May 4th, 2015, whereby he indicated that he wants to set up a Medical Complaints Council as a Non-Profit Organization in T&T to give a voice to and to be able to highlight complaints from citizens who have Medical Negligence complaints and who sometimes feel they are neglected, ignored or maltreated by Hospital or Medical Authorities and Medical Personnel in T&T. Aims & Objectives To gather and collate information and data as regards complaints of citizens about Medical Negligence and Health Care  complaints in relation to matters at the Nation's public...

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AUTOPSY ON FIRST-TIME MOM SHOWS 13 GALLSTONES LED TO INFECTION

An autopsy performed on the body of first-time mom Keisha Ayers has revealed had 13 gallstones in her bladder which caused an infection. It also revealed she developed blood clots. The autopsy was done yesterday at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex mortuary, Mount Hope. Relatives of Ayers’ common-law-husband Juma Charles went to the hospital to identify her body and view the autopsy, as he was too distraught to even leave his Chennette Crescent, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, home. The report revealed the cause of death was due to bilateral pulmonary thrombo-emboli; Deep vein thrombosis and cholelithiasis. A medical doctor, who wished not to...

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ATTORNEY TO FIGHT FOR PATIENTS

Families who feel their loved ones died because of negligent care at hospitals will now have their call for justice led by a medical complaints council, Tobago attorney Martin George announced yesterday. The council’s intention is to raise the quality of healthcare for all citizens, George told reporters at his office in Bacolet, Tobago. “There are many more cases of negligence than we could imagine and more and more people are coming forward to give their story so what we are doing is establishing a medical complaints council in Trinidad and Tobago. We are inviting all persons with medical negligence complaints to...

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