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    Andrade v P.D Hinduja National
    Hospital and Medical Research Centre

    1998 (1) CPR 579,(Maharashtra
    SCDRC)

      

    The complainant aged about 67 years
    underwent Coronary Artery bypass
    Grafting (CABG) at Hinduja Hospitalon
    9.7.1991. During the post operative
    period he developed lung infection and
    subsequently puss started oozing from
    the infected site. He was prescribed
    some antibiotics, but sinus developed,
    and ultimately on 30.9.2992 he was
    operated upon from removal of three
    wires which had got infected along
    with the infected cartilage, but one
    wire was not removed and the same was
    removed after a period of 1 month.
    Even after 1 year he continued to have
    dressings to his wound.

      

    The state commission held negligence
    on the following grounds :

       

    1. patient developed infection in the
    hospital, and the hospital was
    responsible;

    2. pus culture was not done more than
    a month after purulent discharge
    started. The surgeon was very casual
    in his approach towards prescribing
    antibiotics;

    3. the contention that the third
    sternal wires were removed later, as
    its removal would have affected
    sternal stability is negated by
    standard book on cardiac surgery by
    John Kriklin and Brianbarrat Boyes;

    4. patient was later asked to
    discontinue antibiotics despite wound
    still oozing; and

    5. the opinion of Dr G.N Rachmale of
    Sir J.J Group of hospitals that if the
    poast operative sternal infection was
    diagonised early and treated
    vigorously it would not have become
    chronic; the certificates issued by
    Hinduja Hospital on 11.6. 1993 and
    24.6.1993 clearely showed that the
    post -CABG status of chronic
    Osteomyletis of the sternum.

    6. Rs 50000 was awarded for prolonged
    delay in prescribing  antibiotics
    and getting pus culture done,Rs 50000
    for the third operation for removal of
    the third wire, Rs 80000 for the
    medical expenses and Rs 20000 for the
    cost of the petition . Rs 5000 was
    awarded to M.S Kamath who had ably
    assisted the State Commission in
    appreciating the medical aspects of
    the treatment.

    7. The Insurance Co., in terms of the
    policy obtained by the hospital , was
    made liable to pay the compensation.

           


       


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  • Join Andrade v P.D Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre
    1998 (1) CPR 579,(Maharashtra SCDRC)
      
    The complainant aged about 67 years underwent Coronary Artery bypass Grafting (CABG) at Hinduja Hospitalon 9.7.1991. During the post operative period he developed lung infection and subsequently puss started oozing from the infected site. He was prescribed some antibiotics, but sinus developed, and ultimately on 30.9.2992 he was operated upon from removal of three wires which had got infected along with the infected cartilage, but one wire was not removed and the same was removed after a period of 1 month. Even after 1 year he continued to have dressings to his wound.
      
    The state commission held negligence on the following grounds :
       
    1. patient developed infection in the hospital, and the hospital was responsible;
    2. pus culture was not done more than a month after purulent discharge started. The surgeon was very casual in his approach towards prescribing antibiotics;
    3. the contention that the third sternal wires were removed later, as its removal would have affected sternal stability is negated by standard book on cardiac surgery by John Kriklin and Brianbarrat Boyes;
    4. patient was later asked to discontinue antibiotics despite wound still oozing; and
    5. the opinion of Dr G.N Rachmale of Sir J.J Group of hospitals that if the poast operative sternal infection was diagonised early and treated vigorously it would not have become chronic; the certificates issued by Hinduja Hospital on 11.6. 1993 and 24.6.1993 clearely showed that the post -CABG status of chronic Osteomyletis of the sternum.
    6. Rs 50000 was awarded for prolonged delay in prescribing  antibiotics and getting pus culture done,Rs 50000 for the third operation for removal of the third wire, Rs 80000 for the medical expenses and Rs 20000 for the cost of the petition . Rs 5000 was awarded to M.S Kamath who had ably assisted the State Commission in appreciating the medical aspects of the treatment.
    7. The Insurance Co., in terms of the policy obtained by the hospital , was made liable to pay the compensation.
           

       

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