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Posted On: 20 November 2013 11:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Hospital sued for wrong diagnosis

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A woman who claims she almost lost her life due to wrong diagnosis by a hospital here has filed a lawsuit against it demanding monetary compensation. The woman told a lower criminal court in her plea that she was taken to the hospital for severe chest pain. Her right hand, according to the plea, was so much numb that it seemed it was paralysed and also had severe headache. She said she even lost consciousness in between. However, after a thorough check-up at the hospital, several tests were conducted and X-rays were taken. After seeing the reports, the doctor attending on her finally said she was not suffering from any serious disease and that she should have aspirin and go home. He even wrote a prescription for aspirin. The woman, though, said her condition worsened when she reached home and it was eventually decided to fly her overseas for treatment. There, the doctors diagnosed her disease and said she needed catheterisation. According to the woman, she remained under treatment at the hospital abroad for long and spent a lot of money and was cured. The doctors there told her that discharging her from the hospital in Doha and prescribing just aspirin was a blunder that could have cost her life. Upon returning here, the woman moved the court demanding huge monetary compensation for the heavy expenses on her treatment overseas and the agony she suffered due to delayed treatment. The case is still being heard.