THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has quashed an appeal against the state commission’s decision to accept a medical negligence case filed by a man 770 days after the death of his wife after caesarean.
The commission accepted the reasons given by the complaint and directed Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to hear the case on November 30, this year.
As per the case filed by Ebenezer of Thrikanna-mangalam, Kottarakkara, his wife underwent caesarean delivery at Aroma Medical Centre, Kottarak-kara under the supervision of Dr Suchitra Bahuleyan in October 4.
After the operation the patient suffered sudden cardio respiratory arrest and could not regain consciousness. She was referred to Sanker’s Hospital and later to Government Medical College, Thiruvanantha-puram. Despite all the efforts she died in March 2012.
The post-mortem revealed that the death was due to septicaemia, a blood stream infection and consequent brain hypoxia.
When he moved State Commission the hospital went for an appeal against it at National commission pointing out that the plea was filed after the two year deadline from the date of incident.
Ebenezer told the commission that there was nobody to look after the new born baby and his other children. He claimed that he was illiterate and had filed a complaint before the Superintendent of Police.
The commission accepted his argument and directed that the state commission to hear the case....