FAMILY SUES POPULAR HOSPITAL 1BIL FOR NEGLIGENCE OVER THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER

The family of Mrs Catherine Nwagu has dragged a popular Hospital, Niger Foundation Hospital to court for alleged negligence which resulted in the death of their mother.

Nwagu family is claiming the sum of N1billion as damages as well as suspension of practicing licence of medical personnel that attended to their deceased mother, Mrs. Nwagu, 72. The lawsuit, which is before Justice R. N. Onuora of Enugu high court three, was last week adjourned to March 9, 2017 for hearing.

The family has equally petitioned the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council (MDCN) alleging professional malfeasance and unethical conduct of Niger Foundation Hospital staff as responsible for the untimely death of their mother.

Mrs Nwagu, 72, reportedly died at the hospital on October 19, 2015, about 11 days after she was brought to the medical facility over stroke related issue.

In the petition dated January 4, 2017 to the council in which they demanded an unbiased investigation of the alleged unprofessional and official malfeasance that led to the death of their mother, they also asked for the revocation of operational license of the hospital as well as medical practicing licenses of three of its staff over the gross negligence if proven guilty.

The family said the petition was a follow up to the complaints it made on the Council over the development in December last year, adding that despite the acknowledgments, nothing had been heard since then concerning the matter.

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