Pisa, disastrous eye operation: hospital sentenced to pay 1 million euros

Pisa, disastrous eye operation: hospital sentenced to pay 1 million euros
Pisa, disastrous eye operation: hospital sentenced to pay 1 million euros

Wrong evaluation, disastrous effects, for this reason the Pisan hospital was sentenced to compensate the victim of an operation for one million euros. The case of medical malpractice, reported by Il Tirreno, concerns a pensioner resident in a municipality of Val di Cecina who, in 2001, she underwent “unnecessary and negligent eye surgery” reads the sentence arrived in 2010. The story originates in 2000 when the woman is admitted to the Santa Chiara hospital in Pisa in the endocrinology department, accusing symptoms of burning in the eyes. The clinical situation of the woman is not simple, already presenting various pathologies, e the doctors decide to have a decompression orbitotomy which, instead of saving her sight, makes her practically blind. “From the execution of the intervention, for the lady, on the field level, a very serious deficit of the visual field resulted – reports the device of the sentence – on the ophthalmoscopic level, pallor of the optic nerve and on the neurophysiological side, signs compatible with a partial compromise of the optic nerve”. An operation carried out even without the woman having been able to express valid consent. Judge Spina, who signed the deed, acknowledged that the health workers: “Negligence and inexperience with which the whole affair was handled”.

6 September 2021 | 11:29

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Pisa disastrous eye operation hospital sentenced pay million euros

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