[www.inewsguyana.com] – If two young parents have their way, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) may be forced to dole out $20M after a baby fell off a cot at the institution in early November.
The parents of Azim Balgobin, who fell off a cot just one hour after his birth, are accusing the GPHC of negligence which has led to some undue burden.
According to a brief press statement from the GPHC, the newborn male was delivered on November 03, 2015 at the Hospital and within an hour of his birth, fell off the cot on which he was placed.
The release stated that all appropriate laboratory tests were conducted which revealed some injuries. However, in a lawsuit filed on December 01, the baby has undergone surgery as a result of the mishap.
“The Plaintiff’s injuries were occasioned by negligence in that the Defendant, by its servants and/or agents.”
The lawsuit, which iNews has seen, states that GPHC failed to adequately and properly monitor the Plaintiff after birth; failed to take any adequate and proper precaution for safety of the Plaintiff and exposed the plaintiff to injuries which could have otherwise been avoided by reasonable care.
The family is seeking “damages in excess of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) for negligence as a result of the acts and/or omissions of servants and/or agents of the Defendant.”
Another $10M is being sought for personal injuries, pain and suffering of and to the Plaintiff occasioned by the negligence of the servants and/or agents of the Defendant.
It was noted that to date, the baby is still being treated of the injuries sustained and continues to endure pain, suffering and anguish.
According to the lawsuit, a CT Scan revealed that the baby suffered multiple injuries as a result of the said fall. The family is being represented by Attorney – at – Law, Anil Nandlall.