Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of Gujarat state has ordered a doctor to pay to Rs 5,80,000 to the complainant for medical negligence. A lady patient died during an abortion. A 24-year-old lady Bindu died in a hospital in 2001 during an abortion. Patient’s husband Arvind Patel approached the consumer court with compensation plea, his claim was supported by the autopsy report. When Bindu, who was a primary school teacher in Sabarkantha, found out that she is pregnant, the mother of two decided to undergo abortion. The couple went to Yashdeep Hospital at Himatnagar, where the duo met Dr Mahedra Soni.
In his plea,Arvind Patel said that after along wait doctor brought her out of operation room. The doctor told us that she is unconscious while, she was in fact dead,” . He took her to B J Medical Hospital for post mortem. The autopsy report stated that the victim’s uterus was ruptured with a sharp tool creating a 1.2 centimeters deep wound. The report also mentioned that blood was found in the victim’s pelvic cavity and other areas. Patel’s attorney S J Mehta, argued in the court that since the victim was a teacher and her income would have created a surplus of over Rs 16 lakh by her retirement and that this loss to the family should be compensated by the doctor. The court has ordered the doctor to pay Rs 3.5 lakh with 6% interest from the date of the victim’s death and another Rs 3,000 against litigation expenses.