The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Claims has ordered a private hospital and a pediatrician to pay the father of an infant (in his capacity as the guardian of his minor son) an amount of 300,000 dirhams
The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Claims has ordered a private hospital and a pediatrician to pay the father of an infant (in his capacity as the guardian of his minor son) an amount of 300,000 dirhams, as compensation for the wrong diagnosis, which resulted in medical negligence that led to the infant’s injury with testicular atrophy.
In detail, the father of a child filed a lawsuit in which he demanded to oblige a hospital and a doctor to pay him two million dirhams jointly and jointly as compensation for the material and moral damages that he and his child sustained as a result of the mistake of the second defendant belonging to the first defendant, in addition to obligating the defendants to pay expenses and fees and in exchange for attorneys' fees.
The court stated that the evidence from the report of the Medical Liability Committee was that the care provided to the patient in the defendant hospital was not in accordance with the generally accepted medical standards. From the hospital, instead of being routinely transferred to the pediatric surgery clinic, which delayed the diagnosis of left testicular torsion, and delayed urgent surgery to try to save the testicle.
The court indicated that the defendant hospital had actual authority over the second defendant doctor in supervision and direction, and in view of the illegal act, where this position was created for him to perform that act, and then he is jointly liable with the subordinate to pay compensation.
The court ruled to oblige the defendants to jointly pay the plaintiff - in his capacity as a guardian for his minor son - an amount of 300,000 dirhams, as compensation for material and moral damages incurred by them, while charging the defendants with fees and expenses.
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