Karen hospital sues patient for Ksh 23 million

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https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2020-09-11-karen-hospital-sues-patient-over-sh23m-medical-bill/


The Karen Hospital has taken to court one of its patients who has been abandoned by her family over a Sh23 million medical bill.

The Hospital wants Jackyline Nelima Mutaki who was admitted on February 16, 2019, to be transferred to KNH or home-based care.

In a case filed in court, they argue that they have been unable to trace Nelima's family for a long time and the bill keeps accumulating.


Nelima had gone to Karen Hospital for an elective CS procedure but there were complications that led to her being bedridden and incapacitated.

"The routine preparation for CS spinal anaesthesia was administered but she had complications," the hospital says.

They want to transfer her to KNH which according to them is affordable but they have been unable to secure consent for the referral to a public hospital.

The case came up for hearing today before Justice James Makau who had directed the hospital to serve Nelima who has been sued.

However, the judge ruled that the case cannot proceed to hearing because Nelima could not be served with the petition due to her physical condition.

Since there is a stalemate in the case, the judge said he will here an application to amend the case because Nelima can't proceed with the case in her condition.
 
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Purple

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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
 
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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
I need an ice pack for my tongue..., In short the patient should be the one to sue the hospital.
 
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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
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mikel

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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
so Karen have just exposed their incompetence...let her sue them
 

Jura

Senior Villager
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Women should give birth naturally like nature/God intended. Sasa this woman paid to have an elective caesarian section and now these are the consequences. Sad.
Akili mingi huondoa maarifa.kwanza Nairobi, mtu anabook c/s and she's capable to deliver normally.ati ndio asipanuke huko chini...they forget every surgery has it's risks.daktari nayeye is driven by greed, he can't advice accordingly because surgeries bring in hefty amount of money.thats why always insist at the moment the only place where you will get a genuine medical advice is at the public hospital.
 

Electronics4u

Village Elder
Staff member
#13
I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
Priss translate for dunderhead @uwesmakendeste
 
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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
Doctor explain to us in layman language pliz
 
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Akili mingi huondoa maarifa.kwanza Nairobi, mtu anabook c/s and she's capable to deliver normally.ati ndio asipanuke huko chini...they forget every surgery has it's risks.daktari nayeye is driven by greed, he can't advice accordingly because surgeries bring in hefty amount of money.thats why always insist at the moment the only place where you will get a genuine medical advice is at the public hospital.

While I agree some ladies prefer the aesthetics of c section, the key drivers of this procedure are hospitals and doctors.
They sell it as less painful and taking a shorter period of time compared to natural birth. First time mothers,and other mothers nakusikia hiyo, and they know labour has great pain, they opt for that, based off I'll advice.
 

coco rae

Village Elder
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I'm just thinking how a spinal anesthetic caused this woman to become incapacitated. She must have had an inadvertent "high spinal" aka "total spinal" or they could have injected the drug into the subdural space (instead of intrathecal space). That's the only mechanism really, because anaphylactic shock to a local anesthetic is very rare. What happened next is that this patient became apneic, hypotensive and they took too long to resuscitate her leading to permanent neurologic damage.
Am high and just read it for like 5 times hoping I'll understand everything better each time I read.:D:D
But imo the patient should be suing the hospital. The hospital looks like it's playing reverse psychology in which they hope it's gonna a mutual lose/win for the two parties.
 

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