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Lawyer seeks action against hospital for ‘lack of morality’ after woman dies following acid attack

By The Nation

 

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Outspoken lawyer Atchariya Ruangratanapong on Monday brought relatives of a 38-year-old woman - who on Friday had succumbed to injuries sustained from her jealous husband splashing acid on to her face - to file a petition with the Public Health Ministry to investigate Praram 2 Hospital and its doctors for an alleged “lack of morality”.

 

They plan to sue the Bangkok hospital for Bt10-million compensation, and the lawyer said he would also press for the private hospital to be closed, if possible.

 

Atchariya cited Cholladda Tharawan’s relatives as claiming that she had not received timely treatment at the hospital that would have saved her life, as the staff had reportedly told Chorladda and her accompanying 12-year-old daughter at 5am on November 9 to get treatment at another hospital. 

 

Praram 2 Hospital had allegedly claimed the woman’s symptoms at the time were non-critical and that she had expressed a wish to get treatment at Bang Mod Hospital, with which she was subscribed for “gold card” medical care under the universal healthcare scheme.

 

Atchariya said the family had petitioned the director-general of the Public Health Ministry’s Health Service Support Department (HSSD), the president of the Medical Council of Thailand and the president of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council to punish related parties, including Praram 2 Hospital executives, as well as doctors and nurses on duty at the time, as they had allegedly “lacked the morality” to assess the patient’s condition and had merely looked at her healthcare scheme subscription. 

 

According to the ministry’s regulation, the hospital could treat any emergency patients, the lawyer said, adding that it was also unacceptable for it to have allegedly allowed a nurse to conduct a diagnosis. 

 

As he presented the petition to HSSD deputy chief Dr Prapas Jittasirinuwat, the lawyer urged the department to take action against the hospital within three days.

 

Prapas, offering condolences to the family, said department officials would later on Monday check whether the hospital had adhered to the Health Facility Act in its actions on Friday morning.

 

If the hospital were deemed to have failed to help the patient to its full capacity, it could be held accountable for a violation of the Act, an offence punishable with a maximum two-year imprisonment and a maximum Bt40,000 fine, he explained.

 

Chorladda’s mother, Thong-art Tharawan, said she had assigned Atchariya to act on the family’s behalf as they wanted to the Public Health Ministry to take action against Praram 2 Hospital for denying treatment for her daughter. 

 

She also said the hospital had not yet contacted the family to provide any aid. 

 

Thong-art also said she would not forgive her acid-splashing son-in-law as his action was “too cruel”.

 

Meanwhile, Chorladda’s husband, 50-year-old Lop Buri native Kamtan Singhanart, was arrested on Sunday night under a murder warrant at his friend’s house in Nakhon Sawan’s Banphot Phisai district. 

 

Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin was scheduled to join the interrogation of Kamtan at Tha Kham police station, before the accused is taken to perform a crime re-enactment.

 

Police will later hold a press conference on the case against Kamtan.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30358386

 
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All relevant individuals involved should have their credentials removed, found guilty of 2nd degree murder, sent to prison and the hospital closed. AND CAP the husband.

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The only way they will learn from this is if it costs the hospital shareholders a serious amount of money. 10M is nowhere near enough.

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Family of woman who died seek action against hospital for ‘lack of morality’

By The Nation

 

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Relatives of a 38-year-old woman, who succumbed to her injuries after her husband splashed acid on her on Friday, talk to reporters yesterday.

 

OUTSPOKEN lawyer Atchariya Ruangratanapong yesterday brought relatives of a 38-year-old woman – who on November 9 had succumbed to injuries sustained from her jealous husband splashing acid on to her face – to file a petition with the Public Health Ministry to investigate Praram 2 Hospital and its doctors for an alleged “lack of morality”.

 

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They plan to sue the Bangkok hospital for Bt10-million compensation, and the lawyer said he would also press for the private hospital to be closed, if possible.

 

Atchariya cited Cholladda Tharawan’s relatives as claiming that she had not received timely treatment at the hospital that would have saved her life, as the staff had reportedly told Chorladda and her accompanying 12-year-old daughter at 5am on November 9 to get treatment at another hospital. 

 

Praram 2 Hospital had allegedly claimed the woman’s symptoms at the time were non-critical and that she had expressed a wish to get treatment at Bang Mod Hospital, with which she was subscribed for “gold card” medical care under the universal healthcare scheme. “We have already done our best,” the hospital’s director Wanlapa Chaimanowong said yesterday. 

 

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Dr Phira Kananuwat, a surgeon at the hospital, said there were CCTV recordings related to the case that authorities could examine. 

 

“Hospital staff did not demand her to register for a patient’s card first. They said she could seek treatments right away,” Phira said.

 

Atchariya said the family had petitioned the director-general of the Public Health Ministry’s Health Service Support Department (HSSD), the president of the Medical Council of Thailand and the president of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council to punish related parties, including Praram 2 Hospital executives, as well as doctors and nurses on duty at the time, as they allegedly “lacked the morality” to assess the patient’s condition and merely looked at her healthcare scheme subscription. 

 

According to the ministry’s regulation, the hospital could treat any emergency patients, the lawyer said, adding that it was also unacceptable for it to have allegedly allowed a nurse to conduct a diagnosis. As he presented the petition to HSSD deputy chief Dr Prapas Jittasirinuwat, the lawyer urged the department to take action against the hospital within three days.

 

Prapas, offering condolences to the family, said department officials would later yesterday check whether the hospital had adhered to the Health Facility Act in its actions. 

 

If the hospital were deemed to have failed to help the patient to its full capacity, it could be held accountable for a violation of the Act, an offence punishable with a maximum two-year imprisonment and a maximum Bt40,000 fine, he explained.

 

Dr Akom Pradittasuwan, who heads the Bureau of Sanatorium and Healing Arts, said it would take about one week to investigate the complaint against Praram 2 Hospital. “If it is found guilty, we will forward the case to the Medical Council too,” he said. Chorladda’s mother, Thong-art Tharawan, said she had assigned Atchariya to act on the family’s behalf as they wanted the Public Health Ministry to take action against Praram 2 Hospital for denying treatment for her daughter.

 

She also said the hospital had not yet contacted the family to provide any aid. 

 

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Thong-art also said she would not forgive her acid-splashing son-in-law as his action was “too cruel”.

 

Meanwhile, Chorladda’s husband, 50-year-old Lop Buri native Kamtan Singhanart, was arrested on Sunday night at his friend’s house in Nakhon Sawan’s Banphot Phisai district.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30358411

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Atchariya cited Cholladda Tharawan’s relatives as claiming that she had not received timely treatment at the hospital that would have saved her life,

 

Many years ago the noodle lady at school had to shut down her shop and rush home somewhere upcountry. Here is why.

 

Her young teenage daughter lived with grandma in order to attend school. One day this young lady was driving a motorcycle along with two of her friends and were heading to school when an oncoming car swerved into their lane and struck the motorcycle. All three girls were injured and eventually ended up in the local hospital. 

 

The daughter of the noodle lady had a serious leg injury and needed immediate attention. However, her family was unable to show how payment was to be made as this was before Thailand had universal health care.  The hospitals wanted their money. The girl's leg was amputated later that same day.

 

The car that hit these girls was driven by a young man whose father was a policeman. No charges were ever filed against the driver. But his family did sue the owner of the motorcycle for damages to the car...

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

If the hospital were deemed to have failed to help the patient to its full capacity, it could be held accountable for a violation of the Act, an offence punishable with a maximum two-year imprisonment and a maximum Bt40,000 fine, he explained.

the whole case is an ugly affair; who exactly would be imprisoned and 40,000 is not even noticeable to a hospital; another example of laws that need updating

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it is not just farangs who hit a  thai who is drunk driving a scooter up the wrong way of the road.the hospital is at fault even if the woman wanted and demanded maybe to be sent to another hospital under her gold care card.the family are out in force and wanting cash and saying you caused this.this is thailand

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12 hours ago, thedemon said:

The only way they will learn from this is if it costs the hospital shareholders a serious amount of money. 10M is nowhere near enough.

And the possible/likely imposition of only the 40,000THB or even less than this maximum fine even less so.

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There are some information missing in this story. That information, I think, will turn out to be key points as to why the woman was not admitted into this hospital.

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15 minutes ago, AlQaholic said:

There are some information missing in this story. That information, I think, will turn out to be key points as to why the woman was not admitted into this hospital.

Was registered at another hospital purely financial and red tape. According to Thai news anyway.

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33 minutes ago, NextStationBangkok said:

Before treatment, they generally check for what kind of insurance you have.

Unethical in any humane society. There should be an ethics law before they are allowed to operate as a hospital. Must TAKE CARE!

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13 hours ago, thedemon said:

The only way they will learn from this is if it costs the hospital shareholders a serious amount of money. 10M is nowhere near enough.

You cannot teach a lesson to a corporation.  Capitalism reliably chases profits over the well being of society.  It also suppresses democracy. 

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Lawyer seeks action against hospital for ‘lack of morality’ after woman dies following acid attack

This is a much larger social issue than the (in)actions of one single Thai private hospital. 

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