Seeking 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 relapsed in March 2009.

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

Her parents claim that Lisa could have been saved if the staff at the medical centre were more careful in handling her case. According to Mr. and Mrs. Ten, Lisa died due to the 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 to instances of non-compliance of procedure by few of PPUM staff in treating Lisa.

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

Representing the deceased family, lawyer and Johor State assemblyman for Senai Johor, Ong Kaw Meng, told Komunitikini that Mr and Mrs Ten are considering legal action against the medical centre depending on the outcome of the inquiry.

Video by Saminathan Munisamy, Citizen Journalist Malaysia