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Hospital ordered to pay KD 10,000 over death of fetus due to ‘errors’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: The Appeals Court, presided over by Judge Ahmad Abu Zaid, has instructed a private hospital to pay compensation of KD 10,000 for the death of a ‘fetus’ due to medical errors, which include lack of accurate monitoring of the mother’s condition and continuous follow-up as she got poisoned during pregnancy; thereby, endangering her life and the fetus.

The doctors in charge of the case did not take precautionary procedures, leading to the death of the baby inside the womb. Attorney Hussein Al-Asfour asked the court to obligate the defendant to pay compensation for his client to cover psychological, moral and physical damages when she lost the baby.

Meanwhile, the Misdemeanor Court acquitted two security officers in Interior Ministry of beating a citizen accused of possessing drugs.

The Public Prosecution charged the suspects with abusing their authority by committing violent acts against the victim who sustained injuries in different parts of his body as shown in the medical report. Attorney Abdulaziz Al-Khalfan, who represented the accused, argued in court the accusation against his clients had malicious intent. He said the two officers were on duty in Jahra where they intervened in a quarrel between two groups whose members escaped in their vehicles and collided with the victim on the pavement. They then checked the security records of the victim and discovered that he is wanted by law.

After inspecting him, the officers found a roll of hashish in his possession so he was referred to the concerned security department. He confirmed the investigation revealed the accusation is malicious and the statements of the victim were contradicting.

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