Family to sue Abu Dhabi hospital
A lawsuit worth Dhs3 million has been launched against an Abu Dhabi hospital by the children of a woman who claim she died because of the actions of some of its doctors.
According to Federal Supreme Court records, the female relative became ill in 2005 and was taken to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. Doctors decided to operate as her condition was deteriorating.
The records said that after the operation the woman lost the use of her arms and legs. The hospital being sued and the type of illness the woman had were not divulged in court records, nor were details of the operation carried out.
The woman blamed hospital staff for her condition, accusing them of negligence. She filed a case against the hospital in 2005 but this was dismissed by the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of First Instance then the Federal Appeal Court last year.
The appeal court cited a lack of evidence. The woman died before that court case was resolved.
Her family, including her children, have now appealed to the Federal Supreme Court, which has agreed to hear the case. They want compensation for alleged medical errors they say caused permanent disability to the woman, money they said they spent on her treatment after she became paralysed and for their psychological suffering.