Doctor, nurse convicted of medical mistake as Saudi child loses part of his genitalia

      Published on Monday, 24 August , 2020      1419 Views     
Doctor, nurse convicted of medical mistake as Saudi child loses part of his genitalia

  • Gulf News

Saudi Sharia Health Court in Taif has convicted a doctor and a nurse in the case of the child, Nahar Al Harithi, known as the victim of genital ectomy, and ordered them to pay 160,000 riyals compensation for both public and private rights, local media reported.

Nahar’s father had accused King Faisal Hospital of negligence and making a medical error that resulted in the removal of part of his son’s genitalia

Qusay Al Sharif, the complainant’s lawyer, told Okaz the court had only convicted two – a doctor who was proven not to be in his position at the time of the accident, and an emergency nurse who was proven to have interfered in the case by instructing the child to open a medical file, which is outside his duties.

The defendants were each fined 5,000 riyals in the private right, and 150,000 to be paid jointly by the duo (half the blood money in the private right).

According to the attorney’s opinion, the court dismissed compensation for the child’s psychological damage that he will be suffering for life.

The lawyer said he will appeal against the decision before the Board of Grievances during the legal period.

Category Gulf News, Saudi News | 2020/08/24 latest update at 11:10 PM
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