Kerala man lost vision after nose surgery, gets ₹1 lakh compensation

The patient sought a solution for nasal blockage, but sustained damage to the left optic nerve and left medial rectus during the procedure.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 09, 2024 | 12:36 PMUpdatedMar 09, 2024 | 12:36 PM

Kerala man lost vision after nose surgery, gets ₹1 lakh compensation

Kerala’s consumer disputes panel has asked an ENT surgeon and a hospital in Alappuzha to give ₹1 lakh compensation for the vision loss suffered by a patient following a polypectomy procedure in 2011. Unnikrishnan Nair wanted a solution for nasal blockage, but allegedly sustained damage to the left optic nerve during the procedure by Dr Raju George at Sahrudaya Hospital.

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