Manipal Hospital Complaints - Compensation for Negligence
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Trying to seek some advise on a hospital trauma that we went through. One of our close relatives aged 72 (female) was recommended colonoscopy because she had some chronic gastric problems. During the course of the diagnostic procedure
the doctor caused an intestinal perforation. This resulted in not only serious physical & emotional trauma for all of us but also severe financial loss because she was not covered under health insurance. When contacted the hospital
authorities and the doctor concerned, we were told that the Consent Form does clearly indicate that there is risk involved in such procedures and we have signed up to it and could therefore not bear any financial burden. Can the hospital get away
with something like this? The Discharge Summary obviously does have a statement that could cover the doctor of any negligence because it indicates that the perforation could have resulted because of adhesions that were formed during the
course of a previous surgery. Would appreciate any advise on how to respond, specially if you have had had a similar experiences.