A Patient has sued Sex (6) Medical Doctors, 37 Military Hospital, Ghana Health Service and AG for GH¢2.5million over professional medical negligence leading to the loss of his limp.
The Plaintiff, Wisdom Tetteh Narh is a young Pharmacist Technician, who was involved in an accident on February 1, 2014 and has been rushed to the Tema General Hospital. Due to the substantial injuries sustained; he was referred by the Tema General Hospital to the 37 Military Hospital where he was admitted at the emergency ward.
Contrary to standard regulations for treatment of accident patients, Wisdom Tetteh Narh was allegedly left unattended to for three (3) days by which time his wounds had developed infections.
According to reports, doctors at the hospital allegedly failed to conduct any lab test to ascertain which anti-biotic can fight the infection. As a result, he was put on wrong prescriptions by the doctors until it became too late to save his limp as a result of spread of the infections. The infested limp was cut off leaving him with a permanent disability.
A renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Francis-Xavier Sosu (ESQ) of the F-X Law & Associates is his lawyer have filed the writ of Summons and Statement of Claim jointly and severally against the 6 Doctors, 37 Military Hospital, Ghana Health Service and the Attorney General claiming damages of GH¢2.5million.
“This case is set to be another interesting medical negligence case where medical doctors could also be personally held liable for their negligence even in public institutions” Lawyer Sosu told Awake Africa’s Korsi Senyo