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TNB training executive won RM312,500 in a medical negligence case against a consultant anaesthesiologist

KUALA LUMPUR: A TNB training executive won RM312,500 in damages in a medical negligence case against a consultant anaesthesiologist.

However, V.Prabakhari, 46, loss in her claim against the private hospital for alleged breach of contract and negligence.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab ruled that Prabakhari succeeded to prove that Dr Nazri Bhupalan had breached the duty of care when he gave anesthesia to her.

JC Mohd Zaki said Dr Nazri had failed to obtain an informed consent from her and had committed negligence due to breach of duty of care.

 He awarded RM300,000 in general damages for her pain and suffering, loss of the amenities of life and mental distress.

He allowed RM12,500 in special damages which included her expenses for travelling and food.

He held that Pantai Medical Centre Sdn Bhd was not vicariously liable for the negligence of the doctor.

JC Mohd Zaki also said that the private hospital also did not commit any breach of contract and that there was no negl…

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