| Aids patient sues a doctor for malpractice|
A 36-year-old HIV-positive woman, files a case against a doctor from Lamphun Hospital for alleged medical malpractice and disrespect of patients' rights, demanding 5.2 million baht in compensation.
The case, the first ever brought by an Aids patient against a doctor, was filed on Dec 17 under the newly-enforced 2008 Consumer Case Procedures Act at the Nonthaburi court after four rounds of negotiations for compensation failed.
Under the suit, the plaintiff alleges that Dr Nuan-anong Luekamlang's actions were unethical when he refused to treat her lethal drug allergy symptoms in February.
``I vomited blood and was left lying in bed covered with my excrement for hours without any help from nurses and my doctor,'' says the lawsuit.
She also accused the doctor of causing her shame by exposing her illness to other patients and relatives.
``There were about 20 people in the ward when the doctor scolded me. She said I should have known that I had contracted Aids. Everybody heard it,'' she said.
``If I win, my case will set a precedence for the medical community and a warning for doctors that they have a duty to treat Aids patients whether they like it or not, particularly those in a critical condition,'' she said.
The Nonthaburi court will hold the first hearing of the case on Jan 20.
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