Medical record saves hospital’s day at court

Issue - July - 2024, Posted On:   01 July 2024
A young man was hit by a motorbike. He sustained severe head injuries, bled from ear and nose and there was laceration on right elbow. He was rushed to the hospital; the Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) was quite low. Despite every effort by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, the road accident proved to be fatal; the young man died after two days at the hospital.

His family sued the hospital. It was alleged that the doctors adopted a conservative line of treatment, whereas two independent neurosurgeons had advised decompressive craniectomy. It was also alleged that the hospital lacked in infrastructure to treat road accident victims, evident from the fact that no CT scan was performed.
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