A three year old child who died at a clinic in Kolsewadi, Kalyan is the subject of a medical malpractice suit. The parents of the child claim that the child died because he did not receive the necessary treatment. They have recently filed a report at the local police station.
The family was in the city at an engagement party. After some time the child starting vomiting violently. This was enough to concern the parents and take him straight to the emergency room of the nearest doctor. The doctor did treat the child. However, by morning the child had died. This was obviously a very upsetting time for the parents.
The parents have alleged that the reason for this boy’s death is because the hospital failed to correctly diagnose the cause of the symptoms. This meant that they prescribed the wrong medicine which did nothing and ultimately lead to his death. The parents are adamant that the child’s death was preventable, and is something that shouldn’t have been allowed to happen.
The hospital denies all the allegations. They state that they took the best care of the child which was possible. The doctor has been handed a statement which explains that someone was with the child at all times. The child was also given standard treatment while the results of various tests came back. The hospital did everything in its power for the little child, and is sympathetic with the Parents pain. The hospital says that they are not liable for the death because they had given the very best standard of care.
The local police department is currently investigating the claim. They are conducting a post mortem to find out the exact cause of death. They will also call on expert witnesses to try and discover whether or not the death was preventable and whether medical malpractice took place.
The police explain that if the expert witnesses suggest that there was negligence then a case will be filed in court for medical negligence. Police in Nassau and Suffolk would handle the case in the same way.