Surgeon ordered to pay QR1mn in negligence case
September 20 2018 09:17 AM


The Civilian Court of First Instance has ordered a surgeon and the hospital he works for to pay a compensation of QR1mn for the damages caused to a Qatari woman, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported yesterday.
The court observed that due to negligence and professional error, the doctor had forgotten a piece of gauze inside the stomach of the woman while performing a stomach banding operation.
Besides, he did not take the necessary surgical procedures to ensure the quality of the operation causing her stomach to leak. 
The lawyer of the claimant argued that his client had sustained substantial damages due to the negligence of the surgeon, which forced her to go abroad and undergo three remedial surgeries. 
“This also caused her huge financial loss and suffering for a period of six months as she was under treatment,” the lawyer argued.
Accordingly, the court formed a medical committee, which checked the claimant and proved that there had been a medical error due to the negligence of the doctor, the daily added.

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