Subject: Request for compensation of the implantation and removal of ICD which was not required at all.
Please refer to my feedback dated August 20, 2016. I was assured that I shall get reply within 48 hours but so far no reply has been received. I reproduce my case once again for your consideration:
This is the case of my son in law whose details are as follows:
Hospital Name:: Fortis Healthcare Dehradun
Name of Patient: Gursharan Singh
Patient IPD No DDIP006208
Date of admission: 04.05 2016
Date of Discharge: 14.05 2016
Date of implantation of ICD:: 12.05.2016
Date of removal of ICD: 16.07.2016
Description of our complaint;
Patient had severe heart attack and was admitted in emergency conditions. On the advise of the doctor angioplasty was done. We were informed that due to damage of certain portion of heart a device known as ICD needs to be implanted which will cost another 4 lakh in addition to the cost of angioplasty and other charges.Though our financial position is not that good still we managed and got the ICD implanted. Doctor did not inform us any negative points or the risks involved in implanting ICD and insisted that this is critical for the survival of the patient.
Patient developed severe infection at the place of implantation and the doctor who implanted ICD advised to remove ICD. ICD was removed at the same hospital. Now ICD is lying unused with the hospital.
We have consulted two leading cardiologists at Dehradun. They informed that implantation of ICD was not required at all. EF value of the patient before angioplasty was 40%. No EF was taken after angiop[lasty (stents). We have been informed by the doctors we consulted that ICD is used in exceptional cases that too when EF is less than 30%.
We have suffered following losses on account of this:
1. Cost of the ICD Rs 4 lakh
2. Operation charges for implantation of ICD
3. Physical pain and anxiety and mental torture
4. Financial Loss as patient could not attend to his business
In view of above we request to compensate for this loss at your earliest. Pl acknowledge the mail and inform us.
We are sure that with the reputation of your hospital you will consider this case and compensate us.
Contact details of patient:
Kapoor Medicos, Adhoiwala Raipur Road Dehradun 248001
Mobile No [protected]
Postal Address: 29 Puneet Nagar New Sama Road Baroda 390024
Mobile No +91 [protected]