Woman compensated 12 million for doctors’ negligence during mother’s pregnancy


Woman compensated 12 million for doctors’ negligence during mother’s pregnancy

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has ruled that the state will pay compensation of approximately 12 million shekels to a 24-year-old woman suffering from various health problems due to the negligence shown by Rambam Hospital during her mother’s pregnancy, as reported by Ynet. Judge Oded Shaham emphasized that the young woman will not be able to work or study for the rest of her life, as she requires constant care and assistance to perform basic daily tasks such as personal hygiene and cooking.

At the end of 1999, the mother of the young woman was taken to RAMBAM at the 24th week of pregnancy with a suspected lack of amniotic fluid. Despite the parents’ decision to terminate the pregnancy, the hospital doctors postponed the abortion at the last moment, citing an “improvement in the condition.” The baby was born with a heart defect and neurological disorders, including low intelligence and speech difficulties. Years later, the parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Judge Shaham stated that if the hospital had acted reasonably, they would have referred the parents for genetic counseling, leading to a decision to terminate the pregnancy. The hospital’s negligence led to the young woman’s current condition, and they must pay compensation to her and her parents, the judge ruled.

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