Hospital to pay for botching operations!
The National Consumer Commission has directed a Mysore-based hospital and its doctor to pay compensation to a man for ‘botching up’ operations on him for removal of kidney stones and leaving a stent inside his body in 2003.
The Kidney Stone Operation Horror
A Bench of the apex consumer body headed by Justice Ashok Bhan held Dr KM Madappa and the JSS hospital guilty of “medical negligence and deficiency in service” and asked them to pay the amount to patient B N Rajesh.
The Commission dismissed an appeal of Dr Madappa and the hospital. Challenging the decision of the Karnataka State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, directing them to compensate Rajesh.
Rajesh could not get any relief from pain despite being operated on 3 times for removal of kidney stones.
“We agree that despite three surgeries the petitioners (doctor and hospital) failed to treat the ailment and it was finally treated successfully by another doctor. There have been contradictions in respect of the medical facts, medical advice and the treatment given by the petitioners to Rajesh”
the Commission noted
Operation Horror Further Info
Rajesh, who was suffering from kidney stones, was operated 3 times at the hospital between February 21, 2002 and September 26, 2003.
He was discharged from the hospital two days later with the assurance that a pipe inserted in him during the treatment had been removed
Since Rajesh could still not get any relief from persisting stomach pain, he approached Sanjo Hospital where Dr K S Venugopal conducted a fresh operation on him and removed the pipe, leading to his recovery.
The commission noted that the hospital did not state correct facts before it with regard to the date of stenting on the patient and the follow up actions taken by him.
Chanca piedra would have dissolved and cleared his kidney stones, safely and painlessly without surgery. No pain, no expense, no lost work time.