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Hospital to Pay 1m Naira for Wrong Pregnancy Scan

A High Court in Abuja has ordered Kings Care Hospital, Zone 3, Abuja to pay #1 million as damages to a couple for negligence and breach of care.

The claimants Bankole Owolabi and his wife Mercy told the court that two ultra-scans by Kings Care Hospital showed that Mercy was pregnant with twins but gave birth to a baby.

Owolabi asked the court to compel the hospital to produce his second baby as shown by the scan.

Kings Care Hospital, however in their counter-affidavit to the suit contended that Mercy’s baby weighted 3.3kg adding that two babies cannot weigh 3.3kg.

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In his ruling, Justice Jude Okeke said the hospital was negligent and liable for breach of care by issuing the claimants with scan results which did not reflect the true status of the pregnancy. He added that the hospital should have conducted independent tests after it discovered the earlier scan was wrong.

“Since they did not do that, the claimants still had in mind that they were going to have twins according to the scan of Nov. 21, 2012 and March 13, 2013, but their hopes were dashed.

“In the circumstance, the defendants are ordered to pay a sum of N1 million to the claimants being negligent in the scan reports issued to them and N50, 000 for emerging successful in the suit,” he said.

Credit: Daily Trust

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