08 May 2018

A judgment in favour of the parents of a child that died as a result of medical negligence

On 7 May 2018, the Regional Court in Tarnów passed a judgment under which the parents of an infant that died just a few weeks after being born were awarded bereavement damages.
The case concerned a delay in the proper diagnosis of a gastrointestinal perforation, despite the occurrence of typical symptoms, as well as the failure to transfuse blood platelets despite very low levels, which further delayed necessary surgical treatment. The loss of time was a key factor in respect of the final outcome of the treatment, court experts said.
The parents of the child were awarded a total sum of 160.000 PLN as bereavement damages (redress). The judgment is not yet in force.

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