Hospital negligence: Justice for Lisa Ten

Lisa Ten was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in June 2008. She had undergone an allogenoic stem cell transplantation in Oct 2008 but her disease lapsed in March 2009.

She was admitted on 13th April at Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) for chemotherapy. She was also about to undergo another cell transplant. But on 25th April 2009, Lisa Ten passed away at PPUM.

Her parents claim that Lisa could have been saved if the staffs at the medical centre were to be more careful in handling Lisa’s health.According to Mr. and Mrs. Ten, Lisa died due to carelessness of the doctors and staffs of PPUM who treated her. 

In an official letter to the parents dated 15th May 2009, the doctor who attended to Lisa admitted that there were some non compliances by few of PPUM staffs when examining or doing procedure for Lisa.

For more than a year, Lisa’s parents have been seeking justice for Lisa. The matter has been brought to attention of the Malaysia Medical Council (MMC). An inquiry was conducted by the MMC and the outcome still pending.

Representing the deceased family, lawyer and Johor State Assembly Member (ADUN) for Senai Johor, Ong kaw Meng, told Komunitikini reporters that Mr. and Mrs. Ten will be looking into taking possible legal actions against the medical centre and their staffs depending on the outcome of the inquiry.

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Saminathan Munisamy Citizen Journalist Malaysia