Multi-million dollar lawsuits for maternal death, botched delivery

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016, 16:19 by Denis Chabrol

The Georgetown Public Hospital and a doctor at the Suddie Public Hospital  are being sued for alleged botched deliveries that resulted in the death of a baby and multiple injuries to a teenage mother and her baby.

In a case filed by a battery lawyers, Parbattie Ramdat, in her capacity as the mother and next friend of Arveer Ashok, has sued the Attorney General and Dr. Mirtha Johnson

Court papers seen by Demerara Waves state that on October 26, 2015 at the Suddie Hospital, Dr. Johnson was the doctor who supervised the delivery of Ashok.

The Attorney General and Dr. Johnson are being sued jointly and severally for damages in excess of GYD$10 million for negligence as a result of the acts and/or omissions of servants and/or agents that resulted in the child suffering multiple, physical and other injuries before, during and after delivery.

They are being sued for another GYD$10 million for personal injuries, pain and suffering  of Amarnauth, minor child, occasioned by the negligence of the servants and/or agents.

In the other case, the Sumarie Blawant is suing the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation for more that GYD$10 million for negligence by employees of that health care institution between 16th and 18th of November, 2015, at the Maternity Ward at Public Hospital Georgetown, and which caused or contributed to the woman delivering a dead baby.

She also wants in excess of another GYD$10 million for personal injuries, pain and suffering  due to alleged negligence of  the servants and/or agents of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.