Man crippled at hospital wins Dh2.4m damages

An Abu Dhabi court ordered a local hospital to pay Dh2.5 million damages to an Arab man after it was found responsible for causing him paralysis just after a neck surgery.

The man had filed a law suit demanding damages from the hospital and the managing medical company after the operation bed snapped and collapsed while he was still under general anesthesia following a surgery for neck disc.

The doctor who performed the surgery has just gone out of the operation room to reassure relatives that the surgery was successful when the bed collapsed.

An assistant who was still inside the operation theater managed to hold the head and prevent the possible death of the drugged patient.

“The collapse of the bed from the top side caused 80 per cent disability in the patient’s body after he suffered from a neck fracture and expansion in the spinal cord…he had come to hospital walking on his feet and left paralyzed,” Alkhaleej daily said.

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