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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal ruled that the amount of compensation awarded to a female patient be increased from Dhs300,000 to Dhs500,000 in view of the damages she sustained due to a medical error made in a surgical operation she underwent to treat constipation.
The case dated back to a lawsuit that the patient filed against a hospital and a doctor in which she requested the court to obligate them to pay Dhs7 million plus delayed interest at 12 per cent. The patient explained that she was suffering from constipation and difficult defecation, adding that based on its tests, the hospital recommended her to undergo surgery.
She visited the doctor (second defendant), who worked for the hospital, who confirmed the need to undergo surgery.
She explained that she underwent the operation but suffered subsequently from multiple complications.
She went to another hospital and underwent another operation to correct the medical error that occurred in the first operation, she added, noting that the first hospital was found to have performed an unwanted operation, which resulted in many substantial damages.
The court assigned the Higher Committee for Medical Liability to explain the error incurred by the patient.
The committee concluded that a medical error had occurred when an unwanted surgery was done on the plaintiff that led to multiple complications.
The hospital objected to the report and consequently the court returned the case to the expert again. The supplementary report of the committee confirmed the medical error committed by the treating doctor. The unwanted surgery caused damage to the abdominal wall and the internal anal sphincter by 50 per cent.
The Court of First Instance ruled that the doctor and the hospital be obligated to pay the patient Dhs300,000 in compensation for the physical and moral damages she sustained plus a delayed interest of 4 per cent from the date of final judgment until payment is completed.
A woman filed a lawsuit against a women’s salon in which she requested the court to obligate the salon to pay her Dhs100,000 in compensation for the burns she sustained by mistake when her nails were trimmed and decorated with acrylic. She said this substance was left on her fingers for a long period and consequently caused finger burns of second and third degrees.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal upheld a ruling of the Court of First Instance that obligated a company to pay the wife of a worker and his three children Dhs200,000 in compensation, in addition to obligating it to pay all heirs Dhs120,000 distributed equally among them as moral compensation after the loss of their sole breadwinner.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance obligating a company dealing in concrete work, two of its employees and an insurance company to pay Dhs700,000 to a woman and her three children in compensation for the death of her husband.
A loading and unloading labourer filed a lawsuit in the Abu Dhabi Court, demanding the owner of the factory he worked for to pay him Dhs150,000, besides the legal interest of 12% as of the date of the claimant until payment, in compensation for the material and moral damages he sustained as a result of a work injury resulting in the amputation 3 fingers of his left hand.
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UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.