Japanese burn victim wins court appeal

national February 10, 2016 01:00

By Kesinee Taengkhieo
The Nation

The Appeals Court yesterday upheld the lower court’s ruling for a Bangkok-based private hospital and a doctor to pay Bt10 million in compensation to a Japanese woman who sustained a large wound in her torso from an electro-surgical unit’s short circuit du

The 44-year-old plaintiff’s original civil lawsuit against the hospital, the doctor and the device manufacturer demanded compensation of Bt82.6 million plus 7.5 per cent interest until full payment was made for the 15cm-wide and 30cm-long third-degree burn wound that she sustained. 
The lower court had ruled in July 2013 for the hospital and the doctor to pay her Bt10.273 million plus 7.5 per cent interest as well as the lawyer fees worth Bt30,000. The court dismissed the charge against the device’s manufacturer. The two defendants have appealed the case.