A 27-year-old housewife, who has been bedridden ever since she was operated upon at Cooper Hospital, has moved the court to allow her to lodge a First Information Report against three errant doctors.
The complainant Nazia Sayyad Kureshi alleged negligence on part of the medical superintendent Dr S Chirmule, and orthopaedics Dr Santosh and Dr Kuldeep, who allegedly performed the surgery on her arm last month.
The complaint was filed in the magistrate’s court at Andheri. “The doctors told her that she had fractured her arm and would require surgery. The doctors said they will have to put a rod in her upper arm,” said PN Wagh, Nazia’s advocate.
The complaint states that a rod and three screws were put in Nazia’s right arm. Wagh said that a few days after the surgery, Nazia lost sensation in her arm. “She is still unable to move her arm,” said Wagh.
Nazia then visited another orthopaedic surgeon. “He told us that nerves in her arm were severely damaged,” said Shakeel Kureshi, Nazia’s husband.
The doctors, who had attended to her failed to give any satisfactory reason for loss of sensation. “We consulted other doctors, who said that chances of her arm becoming functional once again were negligible,” said Shakeel.
“The negligence of doctors’ has resulted in permanent damage. The court will decide whether or not an FIR should be lodged,” said Wagh. Dr Chirmule, however, said, “I am not aware about any negligence case filed against me or the others.”