Keio University Hospital Lost plaintiffs in case of infant heart surgery Tokyo District Court May 29, 15:14
Ten years ago, at a Keio University hospital in Tokyo, a three-month-old girl who had a heart surgery suffered a serious brain injury due to a doctor's mistake, and her parents asked for compensation. The court rejected the action.
A 9-year-old girl and her parents in Gunma prefecture were treated when they had a heart surgery for the treatment of congenital heart disease at Keio University Hospital in Shinjuku, Tokyo in 2010, when the girl was 3 months old. Because he was seriously injured in the brain because of the inadequacy, he asked the university that runs the hospital for compensation of more than 200 million yen.
At the trial, the university argued that there was no breach of duty of care.
In a ruling on the 29th, Tokyo District Court presiding judge Koichiro Nakazono dismissed the complaint, saying, "It is not possible for doctors to violate the duty of caution regarding the method of examination before surgery and the procedure during surgery."