Executive Secretary for Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Victims, Lawyer Kwame Brobbey Appiah says it is logical to sue medical practitioners for medical malpractices and negligence.
In an interview on Sompa FM’s Adea Akye Abia, Lawyer Appiah encouraged victims of medical malpractice to seek legal justice. He noted that, gone are the days when victims of medical negligence were ignorant about laws regarding the canker. However, widespread publicity has enlightened people to take legal action about the situation.
Commenting on the Health Minister’s claim that the rate of lawsuits against medical practitioners are alarming, Lawyer Appiah clarified that the implications of medical malpractices have brought untold hardships to many Ghanaian families. Hence it is laudable to seek justice.
“Medical malpractice affects patients for the rest of their lives. Some become permanently paralyzed, lose vital parts of their bodies. Whiles others die as a result of it. Taking a legal action against the medical officer in charge or the facility is just like taking any other legal action to seek justice for a wrongdoing.”- he said.
He shared the processes with which the Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Victims (AMMV) gets justice for its victims. “We listen to the complaints of alleged victims, and subject them to interrogation in order to establish enough grounds to prosecute.” Lawyer Brobbey explained.