Decided on December 14,2006

Poonam Prajapati Appellant
Mungee Nursing Home Respondents


- (1.) THE following order of the commission was delivered by Smt. Neerja Singh Member : Mrs. Neerja Singh, MemberBy this complaint, the complainant has alleged negligence against the respondent doctor in performing a D&C operation, which resulted in injury. She has sought compensation of Rs. 6,73,000.
(2.) THE facts in brief, as depicted by the complainant, Smt. Poonam Prajapati, are that on the advise of respondent No. 2, Dr. Rashmi Sharma, she was admitted in Mungee Nursing Home on 3.7.2000, with complaint of excessive bleeding. A D and C was done, but some complications occurred due to deficiency on the part of the doctor. The operation was done again on 4.7.2000 in the evening. After that she had abdominal distension. Sonography was carried out and she was kept under observation. Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, surgical specialist, who was called advised laprotomy, for which he advised shifting her to his nursing home. She was discharged on 5.7.2000 from Mungee Nursing home.
(3.) THE complainant further states that when Dr. Rakesh Agrawal performed the operation, he found that the peritoneal cavity was full of semi digested faecal material and blood. It was found that the gut was completely torn and it was repaired carefully in layers. She later developed faecal fistula, which further complicated matters. The complainant alleges that due to deficiency on the part of Dr. Rashmi Sharma during the D and C operation, she received severe injuries to the bowel and intestines. She had to remain hospitalised for over a month and had to bear unnecessary expenditure. The doctor maintained no service records. The discharge ticket makes no mention of the treatment advised and given. Though Dr. Rashmi mentions complications , she does not clarify what these are, and what are the causes. She states that Dr. Agrawal has informed her that she will require one more operation, and continuous medical treatment for her whole life.;

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