High Court slaps 37 Military hospital GHS1,075,000 damages over medical negligence
An Accra High Court has awarded an amount of 1, 075,000 cedis against the 37 Military Hospital for medical negligence that led to the death a 27 year old pregnant woman.
The court in its judgement stated that circumstances that led to the death of Helena Brema Nyamekye, a PhD Student of the University of Ghana whose husband is a retired military officer was avoidable.
The plaintiffs, the father of the deceased and the husband a Retired Captain of the Ghana Armed Forces, in the suit indicated they opted for cesarean section as mode of delivery but the doctors refused to carry out the request.
The doctors, however, took her through normal delivery causing her to bleed profusely leading to her death.
This also affected the baby who suffered a deformity in the right arm.
However, the defendant in its case said the father of the deceased opted a virginal delivery and it was in the case of delivery that the plaintiff sent a text message for CS.
The defendant further argued that, the time the request was made for the CS was too late but according to the court, evidence showed that the request was made in the morning of November 11, 2015, hours before the delivery was carried out.