NRI woman sues Singapore hospital after losing limbs

INTERESkaurSarina Kaur, 51, has filed a lawsuit against Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and two of its doctors, claiming S$ 8.72 million in damages to cover costs, including the loss of future earnings and prostheses after complications from a urological procedure caused amputation of her limbs.

Ms Kaur accused the doctors of proceeding with the procedure to treat a recurrent urinary tract infection, even though she had tested positive for a type of bacteria.

Kaur who has multiple sclerosis has been receiving treatment at SGH since 1979 and on November 20, 2012 she was admitted for the procedure after which she developed a fever and low blood pressure. She later went into a septic shock and her limbs turned gangrenous and had to be amputated at the knees. In January of the following year she lost her forearms.

According to a medical report provided by her lawyer Kaur suffered numerous surgeries and pain following the urological procedure when bacteria from the bladder spread and led to septicaemic shock.

SGH said Kaur’s condition could have been the result of her multiple underlying conditions and the doctors had her best interest in mind at all times. Her well-being remains a priority and the hospital is committed to providing her with continued appropriate care.

A pre-trial is scheduled for January 2016.