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At the First Med Day Surgery Centre in Dubai.

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Botched nose job: 3 Dubai medical staff held legally responsible

 

DUBAI – Three medical staff in Dubai have been declared legally responsible for the botched nose job that put an Emirati woman into a coma.

The routine surgery at First Med Day Surgery Centre in Dubai in April was supposed to take two hours, but ended with patient Rowdha Rashed, 25, going into a coma. She underwent surgery to correct a deviated septum.

Rashed’s family said they are preparing to have the case heard in court, accusing the surgeon, anaesthesiologist and assistant of negligence in the botched surgery on April 23. The final report has been submitted to the Dubai Public Prosecution.

On Wednesday, the family won their appeal and authorities reversed a previous decision clearing the three medical practitioners of responsibility.

Rashed’s father, Abdullah Rashed Almaeeni, 50, has filed a medical malpractice case against First Med Day Surgery Centre in Dubai, which has been ordered closed until the case is settled.

The Dubai Health Authority has also barred the surgeon and anaesthesiologist from practicing medicine.

The family said that following the botched surgery, Rashed “requires permanent medical assistance, follow-up and nursing care around the clock”. ICA/Expat Media

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