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Car crash: confirm who the driver was.

04-01-2019

The definition of who was ultimately the driver in a car is not always clear. There are cases where the driver is ejected out of the vehicle and the co-driver...

€525,000 for work accident of 24 years’ old

14-10-2018

The court awarded an indemnity of €150,000 euros to each of his parents and €75,000 euros to each of his three siblings.  The unfortunate young man worked as a plumber...

Medical mistakes: the frequent case of Cauda Equina Syndrome

05-08-2018

The cauda equina is Latin for ‘horse’s tail’ which describes the collection of nerves at the bottom of the spinal cord. These nerves are particularly vulnerable to injury because they...

Traffic Police Autopsy Report and Accident Sketch.

11-06-2018

  The Accident Sketch is an essential element in the discovery of fault in a claim for traffic accident compensation.If the Accident Reconstruction Sketch is not accurate, this can have detrimental...

€ 348,800 for death at birth in a public maternity hospital.

11-03-2018

The verdict of the Athens Court of Appeal granted indemnity of € 205,050 to the newborn daughter of a 42-year-old mother who died of a medical mistake, for mental anguish...

€350,000 for tragic death of infant

16-01-2018

  The 1st Department of the Greek State Council ratified a decision by the Administrative Court of Ioannina and awarded an indemnity for medical mistake to both parents, siblings, the grandfather...

Accident Injury Claims: the multi-vehicle case

06-11-2017

  Almost one-third of car accidents in the US involve multi-vehicle accidents, otherwise referred as multi-vehicle collisions or pile-ups. This may involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, travel trailers all crashing into each other...

560.000 € compensation from Greek hospital for medical error

03-09-2017

The final decision of the Supreme Council in February 2017, ended the litigation involving the conviction of four doctors (imprisonment from 10-18 months) and compensation to the parents of a...

Millions for medical mistake compensation in Cyprus

25-06-2017

Millions for medical mistake compensation in Cyprus The amount of € 2.4 million plus interest, had to be paid by the two state hospitals of Limassol and Nicosia in reference to...

Accidents at work: when employee reimburses employer!

15-07-2016

Two Greek Supreme Court decisions create legal precedents and recognize shared responsibility to an employee and provided the option to compensate the employer for damages caused due to an accident...

Greek State Claim: 700,000 € to soldier

20-06-2016

After a long legal battle of 12 years, Division A of the State Council (COE) rejected the appeal of the Greek State and upheld the decision of the Court of...

572,000 € due to wrong cancer diagnosis

25-05-2016

The Higher First Instance Court of Thessaloniki, with its 16591/2015 decision, awarded to a 71 years old lady the amount of € 572,000 as compensation and imposed to the defendants...

1,6 million € for wrong diagnosis and errors of Greek public hospital.

03-04-2016

A final, historic decision-vindication for a series of errors and omissions of a Greek public hospital. One more claim case of medical negligence which with thorough medical documentation and combative...

Compensation for death due to wrong diagnosis of drug side effects

13-03-2016

Wrong diagnosis can be caused when doctors either are not aware or do not take into account drug side effects when prescribing a drug or examining a patient. Especially when...

€ 830.000 for death of soldier

30-01-2016

It concerns the relatives of a 20 years old soldier of armored vehicles from Thessaloniki who died in Alexandroupolis due to medical error. The military and administrative courts awarded the...

Deadly Car Accident

07-11-2015

Deadly Traffic Accidents Claims of deadly traffic accidents are the most demanding because they are unfortunately the most tragic. In cases where the victims are close friends or relatives who rode...

Non-material damage vs. Pain and suffering in Greece

30-10-2015

Non-material damage or Moral damage or Non material Harm and Pain and suffering or Mental anguish or Mental Distress or Pretium Doloris are concepts that are often confused.Although they have...

Landmark decision for Medical Negligence in Greece

10-10-2015

600.000 € compensation to be paid by Evangelismos hospital in Athens for patient death due to infection in the intensive care unit. The case is very important because 1,000 patients...

€ 660,000 plus monthly expenses, court costs and interest.

19-09-2015

For this medical negligence case of sleeve gastrectomy, compensation was awarded to parents of an obese student of the Athens National Technical University who suffered a serious brain damage after...

326.150 € to nurse for accident at work

06-09-2015

The Greek Council of State confirmed the decision of Court of Appeals awarding compensation amounting to EUR 60.150 and monthly payment of EUR 500 up to 266,000 euros to a...

Compensation from Insurance Guarantee Fund

03-08-2015

It seems that the plenum of the Supreme Court will eventually determine the amount of damages granted to the relatives of victims of uninsured cars. This compensation is provided by...

Τραγωδία στη Ρόδο: Ταχύπλοο διαμέλισε 37χρονη Ρωσίδα

02-08-2015

Ο 42χρονος Ελβετός, χειριστής του σκάφους, υποστήριξε ότι σταμάτησε όταν άκουσε το ισχυρό χτύπημα - Ωστόσο ένας από τους έξι σκιέρ είπε ότι έκαναν έρευνα στην περιοχή, δεν βρήκαν τίποτε...

Work Accidents in Greece: statistics and claimed damages

08-06-2015

Although the number of accidents is decreasing in recent years in Greece, in 2013 and 2014 they increased! While in 2010 we had the highest number of accidents with 5.721cases...

Lack of helmet. Contributory negligence?

09-05-2015

In several decisions the Greek courts have refused to attribute co liability ( therefore reducing the compensation to be paid) to the motorcycle passenger who rode without wearing a helmet...

Taxation of compensation from car accident

27-04-2015

The compensation stipulated by a court or agreed out-of-court consists of many different amounts associated with different causes. There are frequently asked questions about what really applies and in this...

Work Accident in Rhodes: 25.000 € compensation

24-04-2015

Rhodes First Instance Court with its the decision of 135/2010 awarded € 25,000 total compensation, of which 13,000 € is immediately enforceable, to the employee who suffered an accident in...

Motorcycle accident and co-liability

19-04-2015

A main theme in claiming damages from a traffic accident is the attribution of co-liability to another part. The "ideal" case where it is totally clear whose fault it is...

Tires: Burst – Vehicle Diversion

09-04-2015

The jurisprudence of the Greek Courts has held that the burst of a tyre which results in a car getting out of of its normal course does not constitute a...

800.000€ compensation for AIDS infection

05-04-2015

The Administrative Thessaloniki Court of Appeals with its decision of 2013 adjudicated the sum of 800.000€ in damages to a 25-year-old woman who had been infected by the AIDS virus...

133.415 € for two fingers mutilated by firecracker

22-03-2015

During clashes between rivals that took place in basketball match The Council of State adopted the first instance verdict which awarded compensation due to improper exercise of police duties for the...

Doctor forced to pay 584.400 € for the death of a 32 years old pregnant.

09-03-2015

The Supreme Court forced an obstetrician-gynecologist to pay the amount of € 584.400 to the relatives of the woman who died shortly before the birth of third child due to...

Claim for labor accident against the Greek State.

07-03-2015

A worker died while performing the work of window cleaner in the hospital "Metaxa" in Piraeus. Due to non-compliance with the statutory safety measures, the worker fell from a great...

Traffic accident with vehicle not clearly uninsured.

04-03-2015

There are traffic accidents involving a vehicle for which there is documented disagreement between the insurance and the owner whether there is valid insurance coverage or not. The insurance could...

Co-responsible the co-driver if aware that the driver is drunk.

05-02-2015

By 30% in the case of a traffic accident The co-driver who knows that a driver is drunk and nevertheless accepts to board, shares the responsibility by 30% in the case...

Sea Diamond, αποζημιώσεις

18-01-2015

Το κρουαζιερόπλοιο βυθίστηκε στις 5 Απριλίου 2007στον όρμο του Αθηνιου στην Σαντορίνη μετά απο πρόσκρουση σε ύφαλο στον όρμο των Φηρών. Μετέφερε 1163 επιβάτες και 391 μέλη του πληρώματος. Ολοι...

Costa Concordia: Settling the victims' claims

12-01-2015

Introduction On January 13 2012 the Costa Concordia capsized while carrying around 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members; 32 people were killed in the accident. The disaster is one of the...

Trucking or bus accidents in Greece

08-01-2015

Accidents with trucks and buses are different from traditional automobile accidents for a number of reasons. A wide range of evidence The wide range of evidence available in a trucking or bus...

165,000 € for death of a patient at Erithros Stavros Hospital of Athens

05-01-2015

Korgialeneio-Benakio's conviction for the death of a patientCompensation of 165,000 € to the relatives of an injured man who died. The doctors did not diagnose brain injury. He was transferred...

Neck injury, "whiplash" injury in Greece

04-01-2015

This neck injury is also known as acceleration - deceleration injury or injury of sudden hyperextension. This term is used when the neck is injured from a sudden movement due to...

Plastic Surgery and Medical Malpractice in Greece.

02-01-2015

The aim of plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, or cosmetic surgery is to make you look and feel better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are cases where the...

Surgical Errors in Greece and Medical Malpractice

02-01-2015

Α surgical procedure is supposed to make one feel better; the last thing on one's mind was that the surgery was going to leave him/her worse instead of better. Unfortunately...

Greece Medical Negligence: pregnancy, labor and birth.

02-01-2015

During pregnancy, labor, birth and the period immediately after birth, the mother and baby should be continuously monitored for hazardous conditions, such as hypoxia (inadequate oxygen intake and inadequate tissue...

Hospital or Clinic Negligence in Greece

02-01-2015

The word "malpractice", is usually linked with a physician, nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist or other healthcare provider that was responsible for a mistake, act of negligence, injury, or death. However...

Medical error in Greece due to wrong diagnosis

02-01-2015

Irreparable damage in the hands of professionals who you trust. Imagine the irreparable harm that arises when a patient goes to the Emergency Department with symptoms such as chest pain and...

Medical Malpractice in Greece: Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

02-01-2015

The Medical code of conduct imposes the thorough examination of the patient and requires taking all measures to clarify any suspicions of a serious illness. Cancer is the disease with the...

Traffic Accidents in Greece with Uninsured, Stolen or Hit & Run drivers.

26-12-2014

It can be traumatic enough to be involved in a Road Accident but if the person at fault for the accident turns out not to be insured to drive the...

Every medical error in Greece “costs” 305,000 euros

13-12-2014

At 30 billion Dollars annually is estimated the cost of medical errors in America, in Britain the equivalent amount reaches 400 million Pounds, while in Greece an up to date...

Reconstructing a Pedestrian-Car Accident

03-12-2014

The July 2014 issue of Plaintiff Magazine discussed the usual evidence and injury issues related to pedestrian-car accidents. The article brings to light the litigation stages at which an expert...

Fewer deaths from traffic accidents in 2014.

03-12-2014

Greece has the highest percentage of traffic accidents in Europe. Although fewer than 600 people are estimated to have lost their lives in traffic accidents in Greece in 2014, a...

Compensation 550,000 for accident due to illegal outdoor advertising sign

27-11-2014

Fine of 550,000 euro to be paid by the Greek StateSupreme Court did justice to the relatives of a 18 year old who died in a car which crashed due...

Supreme Court: Solatium of 100,000 € for work accident

24-11-2014

Milestone decision of the Supreme Court for work related accidents (decision No 703/2013)This decision clarifies that the conditions for compensation for damages suffered by the victim are different than those...

Compensation for medical negligence keep on increasing

23-11-2014

Accelerating increasing trends are recorded, especially in the last two to three years, in the damages awarded by the courts in patients who have suffered damage to their health or...

Compensation of 1.303.000€ for medical error includes father and mother in law

21-11-2014

Court decision: father in law and mother in law are entitled to compensation for damages in the event of death of the groom or the bride. Department Α of the State...

EUR 400.000 compensation for medical error

16-11-2014

EUR 400.00 compensation for medical mistake leading to death of 27years oldAfter a 10 years court battle Greece's Supreme Court awarded EUR 400,000 as compensation to the parents of a...

Guild in crash during overtaking.

17-10-2014

Each case is unique and the experts that will called upon to express their opinion on the events will play a major role. In a case of a motorcycle that was...

Ποιοί από την οικογένεια δικαιούνται αποζημίωση.

14-10-2014

Σε περιπτωση θανάτου ο νόμος ορίζει μέσω του άρθρου 932, εδάφιο 3 του Αστικού Κώδικα ότι η οικογένεια του θύματος μπορεί να λάβει χρηματική ικανοποίηση λόγω ψυχικής οδύνης. Τι ισχύει όμως...

Monetary limit of liability of the insurance.

14-10-2014

Many victims of accidents wonder what is the monetary limit of liability of the insurance of the vehicle that caused their injury. In principle the responsibility of the insurance is...

Traffic accident abroad. In which court will you turn to?

14-10-2014

Increasingly many Greeks are traveling abroad with their cars. It is not unlikely for a traffic accident to happen in these trips. Amicable settlement covers several cases of damage. But in...

Τροχαίο από οδηγό με δίπλωμα που έληξε.

14-10-2014

Τι συμβαίνει στην περίπτωση που σας χτυπήσει όχημα του οποίου ο οδηγός δεν έχει ανανεώσει την ισχύ του διπλώματος του; Η κάθε περίπτωση είναι διαφορετική και κάποιος ειδικός θα πρέπει να...

Oil on the road. Responsibility of the Greek State?

13-10-2014

The State and its institutions are indeed responsible for warning of oils on the road as well as undertaking the necessary steps to regulate traffic and cleaning. If necessary, they...

Τροχαίο ατύχημα σε περιοχή έργων.

13-10-2014

Η σήμανση των οδών κατα την διάρκεια των έργων ειναι πολύ σημαντική. Ειδικά κατά τη διάρκεια της νύχτας που η ορατότητα ειναι περιορισμένη. Η υπεύθυνη εταιρεία για τη εκτέλεση των...

Συνυπαιτιότητα αν σας χτυπήσουν και έχετε πιεί;

12-10-2014

Η μέθη ειναι μια ουσιαστική παράβαση του Κώδικα Οδικης Κυκλοφοριας και είναι η αιτία για πολλές άδικες απώλειες ζωής και τραυματισμούς. Για τον λόγο αυτό θα πρέπει με κάθε τρόπο...

Ατύχημα απο οδηγό με διεθνές δίπλωμα;

11-10-2014

Ενα γενικότερο θέμα που απασχολεί κάποια θύματα τροχαίων είναι η περίπτωση που ο οδηγός δεν έχει άδεια οδήγησης της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης αλλά κάποιο Διεθνές Δίπλωμα Οδήγησης. Στην προκειμένη περίπτωση η ασφαλιστική...

Συνυπαιτιότητα αν ο οδηγός δεν προσπαθήσει να αποφύγει τροχαιο;

11-10-2014

Συχνά οι ασφαλιστικές εταιρείες υποστηρίζουν οτι ένα όχημα στο οποίο προσέκρουσε ο πελάτης τους είχε την υποχρέωση να κάνει ελιγμό για να αποφύγει την σύγκρουση και για αυτό πρέπει το...

Τροχαίο λόγω ελιγμών αποφυγής ζώου.

11-10-2014

Υπάρχουν περιπτώσεις που ατυχήματα συμβαίνουν λόγω απώλειας ελέγχου του οχήματος η παρέκλησης της πορείας στην προσπάθεια του οδηγού να αποφύγει κινούμενο ζώο που βρίσκεται στο οδόστρωμα. Καταρχήν ειναι συχνά αδύνατο να...

Ατύχημα απο κλαρκ: τροχαίο η εργατικό ατυχημα;

28-09-2014

Το ατύχημα έλαβε χώρα στην Πρέβεζα με αποτέλεσμα τον θάνατο ενος λιμενεργάτη. Το κλαρκ μετέφερε σε παρακείμενο χώρο δέματα ξυλείας που απέθετε ένας γερανός εκφορτωνοντας τα απο ενα πλοίο. Προσπαθώντας...

Αποζημίωση θανάτου πεζού με καρκίνο.

07-09-2014

Η κυρία, ετών 83, παρασύρθηκε από μοτοποδήλατο ενώ διέσχιζε ένα βράδυ τον δρόμο χωρίς να χρησιμοποιήσει διάβαση πεζών. Για τον λόγο αυτό της αποδόθηκε συνυπευθυνότητα 30%. Ο τραυματισμός ήταν σοβαρός...

387.000€ για ανήλικο θύμα τροχαίου

02-09-2014

Το παιδί ήταν μόλις 4,5 ετών όταν έχασε το κατω δεξί άκρο του ενώ παράλληλα είχε και άλλες συνέπειες στην υγεία του που όρισαν την μόνιμη αναπηρία του στο 80%...

211.000 € αποζημίωση σε τραυματισμένο μοτοσυκλετιστή

23-08-2014

Ο οδηγός της μοτοσυκλετας τραυματίστηκε στα δύο του πόδια μετά από σύγκρουση με αυτοκίνητο το οποίο είχε πλήρη υπαιτιότητα. Υποβλήθηκε σε πολλαπλές εγχειρήσεις, είχε μερική αναπηρία κάτω απο 10%, χρειάστηκε...

141.000€ σε οικογένεια συνυπεύθυνου τροχαίου

16-08-2014

Το ατύχημα έλαβε χώρα στην Ημαθεία ενα χειμωνιάτικο βράδυ όταν αυτοκίνητο έπεσε σε τρακτέρ που ρυμουλκούσε γεωργικό μηχάνημα και το οποίο είχε ακινητοποιηθεί στον δρόμο, με αποτέλεσμα να τραυματιστεί θανάσιμα...

280.000 € αποζημίωση τροχαίου όπου δεν άνοιξε ο αερόσακος

29-07-2014

Ο Άρειος Πάγος με την υπ' αριθμ. 500/2010 απόφασή του επιδίκασε ως αποζημίωση για ψυχική οδύνη το ποσό των 200.000 ευρώ στους γονείς και 80.000 ευρώ στην αδελφή 22χρόνου, ο...

50.000 € σε εργαζόμενο σε τσιμεντοβιομηχανία

27-07-2014

Βιομηχανίες και επιχειρήσεις έχουν την υποχρέωση να παίρνουν όλα τα απαραίτητα προληπτικά μέτρα ώστε να διασφαλίζουν υγιεινές συνθήκες εργασίας. Σε αντίθετη περίπτωση, έχουν ευθύνη για τις βλάβες που μπορεί να...

100.000€ σε συγγενείς οδηγού ΙΧ που έπεσε σε ακάλυπτο φρεάτιο

25-07-2014

Το ποσό των 100.000 ευρώ επιδίκασε ο Άρειος Πάγος σε συγγενείς οδηγού, που έχασε τη ζωή της σε τροχαίο μετά την πτώση του ΙΧ της σε ακάλυπτο φρεάτιο.Το ποσό των...

50.000€ σε μαθητευόμενο που έχασε δύο δάχτυλα

13-07-2014

«Βαριά καμπάνα» του Αρείου Πάγου σε αρτοποιό. Ο Αρειος Πάγος άνοιξε με απόφασή του το δρόμο για να εισπράξει αποζημίωση 50.000 ευρώ ένας 18χρονος μαθητευόμενος αρτοποιός,ο οποίος έχασε τα δύο...

Αποζημίωση 2.000 ευρώ για δάγκωμα σκύλου

03-07-2014

Αποζημίωση 2.000 ευρώ θα δώσει ο Δήμος Βόλου σε δικηγόρο που έπεσε θύμα επίθεσης από αδέσποτο σκυλί. Το Τριμελές Διοικητικό Πρωτοδικείο Βόλου δικαίωσε τον πολίτη, ο οποίος αρχικά ζητούσε να...

Awards for claims for incredible medical errors in surgery at Greek hospitals

03-07-2014

These are medical mistakes that took place during surgery at Greek hospitals. Five examples are described at Greek daily Ethnos, including lack of prompt response to the change of medical condition...

Αποζημιώσεις 1 εκ. για δύο εργατικά ατυχήματα

02-07-2014

Αποζημιώσεις 1 εκ. για δύο εργατικά ατυχήματαΤο δικαστήριο τιμώρησε αστικά τους επιβλέποντες μηχανικούς και εργολάβους που κατά την ανέγερση δύο οικοδομών δεν πήραν τα απαραίτητα μέτρα ασφαλείαςΣτην περίπτωση του οικοδόμου...

Αποζημίωση σε μοτοσικλετιστή για τραυματισμό λόγω καθίζησης οδοστρώματος

01-07-2014

Αποζημίωση σε μοτοσυκλετιστή για τραυματισμό λόγω καθίζησης οδοστρώματος

Aποζημίωση μετά από συμβιβασμό σε τροχαίο

30-06-2014

Όταν ένα οδηγός αυτοκινήτου ευθύνεται για την πρόκληση τροχαίου ατυχήματος, με συνέπεια τραυματισμό ή θάνατο, υλικές ζημίες κλπ., η ασφαλιστική εταιρεία του ζημιογόνου οχήματος υποχρεούται σε αποζημίωση των θυμάτων ή...

Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο Γερμανίας: το κράνος παραμένει προαιρετικό

29-06-2014

Απόφαση του Ανώτατου Δικαστηρίου της Γερμανίας για ζημιά από ατύχημα: Οι ποδηλάτες χωρίς κράνος θα έχουν πλήρη αξίωση αποζημίωσης.Εάν ένας ποδηλάτης εμπλακεί χωρίς υπαιτιότητα του σε ένα ατύχημα, έχει πλήρες...

30.000 € for loss of one eye due to dentist's tragic error.

29-06-2014

Greece's Supreme Court awarded one 37-year old woman who lost sight in one eye because of the tragic mistake of a dentist. The social worker was compensated with 30,000 euros...

146.000 € from doctor to patient who died.

28-06-2014

Greece's Supreme Court upheld the verdict of Thessaloniki Court of Appeal which obliges a surgeon doctor to pay 146,735 euros as compensation to relatives of the patient who died from...

270.000 € σε συγγενείς θύματος τροχαίου

25-06-2014

Το Διοικητικό Πρωτοδικείο Αθηνών έκανε δεκτή αγωγή συγγενών 18χρονου, ο οποίος είχε σκοτωθεί σε τροχαίο στη Λεωφόρο Κηφισίας και τους επιδίκασε αποζημίωση 270.000 ευρώ, λόγω παραλείψεων οργάνων του ΕΚΑΒ.Σύμφωνα με...

ΚΑΤ: €400.000 για ιατρική αμέλεια

24-06-2014

Αποζημίωση-μαμούθ ύψους 400.000 ευρώ θα πληρώσει το νοσοκομείο ΚΑΤ στην οικογένεια νεαρού θύματος τροχαίου, λόγω ιατρικής αμέλειας με αποτέλεσμα το θάνατό του. Το ποσό επιδίκασε ως αποζημίωση στους οικείους του...

Αποζημίωση 6.000 € για μία... σοκολάτα

22-06-2014

Αποζημίωση δικαιούνται οι καταναλωτές για τα ελαττωματικά προϊόντα, όχι μόνο γιατί ένα χαλασμένο τρόφιμο μπορεί να προκαλέσει βλάβη στην υγεία τους, αλλά γιατί η παραγωγός ή προμηθεύτρια εταιρεία του προϊόντος...

6.000 € αποζημίωση από πτώση σε φρεάτιο

22-06-2014

Σε αποζημίωση 6.000 ευρώ καταδίκασε στον Δήμο Βόλου το Διοικητικό Πρωτοδικείο για βαρύτατες κακώσεις, που υπέστη 86χρονη από την πτώση της μέσα σε φρεάτιο, εξαιτίας κακοτεχνιών σε κεντρικό πεζόδρομο.Το ατύχημα...

Αποζημίωση-«μαμούθ» για παιδικό ατύχημα

20-06-2014

Αποζημίωση-«μαμούθ», που με τους νόμιμους τόκους μπορεί να ξεπεράσει τα 700.000 ευρώ, οφείλει να καταβάλει δήμος στην οικογένεια ενός τετράχρονου παιδιού που πριν από 13 χρόνια έχασε με τραγικό τρόπο...

Aποζημίωση 753.470 € για 19χρονο

16-06-2014

Το Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας επικύρωσε αποζημίωση 753.470 ευρώ, σε πατέρα 19χρονου, που έχασε τη ζωή του όταν μοτοσυκλέτα στην οποία ήταν συνεπιβάτης προσέκρουσε σε μπάζα που είχε εγκαταλείψει εργολάβος πάνω...

500.000 € σε 51χρονο οικοδόμο

12-06-2014

Το ποσό των 500.000 ευρώ θα αναγκαστεί να καταβάλει κατασκευαστική εταιρεία σε 51χρονο οικοδόμο, ο οποίος έμεινε ανάπηρος κατά 80%, ύστερα από εργατικό ατύχημα.

Ψυχική Οδύνη 580.000 €

18-05-2014

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1,6 million € for wrong diagnosis and errors of Greek public hospital.

Nosokomio Xiou

A final, historic decision-vindication for a series of errors and omissions of a Greek public hospital. One more claim case of medical negligence which with thorough medical documentation and combative legal support brings satisfactory results, even if it took 10 years. The amount relates to moral damage, loss of income, costs of hospitalization but also to interest which due to the long period of time, is a very important part of the total compensation.

The case refers to the journalist Angela Hadjidimitriou who since 2006 remains permanently in bed because of the Locked-in syndrome, namely the condition of a person who has a conscience, but is "locked" in a paralyzed body.

Vindication came with the decision of the Council of State who upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals which had granted the amount of 1.6 million € as compensation. For 10 years, since the age of 41 years, the journalist Angela Hadjidimitriou, mother of two children, lives in a state of permanent immobility due to the Locked-in syndrome, which is caused by the "violent repression" of a private guard of the Public Power Company (DEH), the negligence of the doctors of the Chios General Hospital and the delay the transportation by helicopter to a hospital in Athens.

The reporter on the morning of 8 April 2006 went to report, on behalf of the local television station PATRIDA, the fire that had occurred at the factory of PPC in Chios.

She had hung around her neck the camcorder and the camera. However, a guard of a private company, employed by PPC, having argued with her, in an effort to prevent her entry in the premises, pulled the strap of the camera and immediately the journalist felt severe pain in the lateral left part of the neck. As described characteristically, "it was like something breaking my neck", followed by dizziness and headache.

She left the place of reportage feeling dizzy and went to the hospital's emergencies. There she was examined by a doctor who saw no obvious signs of injury (scratches, swelling etc.) and prescribed x-ray control. From the x-rays and clinical examination no disturbing findings were revealed and the doctor indicated to wear a collar. When she returned home, however, the situation worsened. Her tongue started feeling numb, could not speak nor see, she vomited and lost contact with the environment.

The relatives immediately transferred her back to the hospital. The journalist was now in a state of confusion, she spoke slowly and without proper articulation, could not stand erect, her head was turning to the right and she trembled.

Doctors attributed that to hysteria or neurotic status, which, as mentioned, would stop over the next few days. She was transferred to the surgical clinic of the hospital, after doctors disputed regarding which clinic had to be hospitalized. At the same time her husband phoned to the radiologist of the hospital to do CT scan brain, as another doctor of the hospital had asked.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Anesthetics Department, given the diagnosis of hysteria (psychological shock), granted her injectable tranquilizer. When the radiologist arrived for the CT, it seemed that the diagnosis of hysteria did not render the CT directly necessary.

Eventually, doctors decided to reconsider and subsequently agreed on the necessity of CT. However, at noon of the same day the journalist began vomiting again, while she couldn't focus her gaze and made jerky movements with the left hand and leg.

Doctors changed approach and decided to seek help from the neurologist, but then he was not on duty. Thus they began an attempt to locate the neurologist. Eventually he came in the afternoon, after the journalist had suffered paralysis on the right side, did not have full mobility on the left side, her look was not focused, her level of consciousness (somnolence) was dropping, could not speak and did not have full mental clarity. The neurologist diagnosed cerebrovascular episode, probably of the ischemic type, while the CT scan which was eventually made did not show any bleeding lesion. He recommended anticoagulation and immediate transportation to a specialist centre of Athens.
The transportation was delayed as there was no available helicopter of the air force, and was eventually held the next day, at noon. Mrs. Hadjidimitriou was hospitalized at Gennimatas hospital and underwent tests which showed "ischemic acute damage in the left half of the bridge, separating the right vertebral artery and Basilar Artery obstruction by clot from separating right vertebral artery".

From this point on begins an endless drama and tragic suffering both for herself and for her family. She remained helpless at the hospital for 247 days (until 12.12.2006). And this because she had suffered "ischemic injury in the left half of the bridge, quadriplegia, bilateral pyramidal subscription trend in withdrawal painful stimuli, anarthria (impotence articulation of words due to paralysis of muscles), inability to swallow, emotional incontinence, osteopoiiseis (create bone protrusions in the joints that do not allow mobility)".

Still, she had a catheter, while she had full conscience and completely understood everything. " All these symptoms constitute the Locked-in syndrome. Following the exit from the "Gennimatas Hospital" she was accompanied by a doctor to arrive in Stockholm by plane and was hospitalized at Danderyds hospital "for almost a full year" (until 6.12.2007) without any substantial improvement in her health. After the last unsuccessful effort to improve her condition, the journalist returned to her home on the island of Chios, where she is under constant medical supervision, while periodically hospitalized in the Hospital of the island.

Shocking is the description made in the relevant reports on the health status of the journalist and the way she lives permanently now since 2006. As mentioned, since then she is fed through a gastrostomy, breathes through a tracheotomy, while she has no control of sphincters, aphonia and the only drives that she is able to do is the opening and closing of the right eyelid and the eye. With her environment she communicates waving the eyelid. Move upwards means no and down means yes. She has consciousness and emotional instability, while she expresses herself through intense crying.

The clinical picture of Mrs Hadjidimitriou, as described in the reports, indicates the Locked-in syndrome. Essentially this is a person with a conscience, locked in a paralyzed body. In these cases the patient needs a large number of medical support measures to prevent pulmonary complications, which is the commonest cause of death. Also it requires measures to prevent urinary tract infections, measures to prevent pressure ulcers and to avoid creating clots due to immobility. Still, they need daily physiotherapy and speech therapy.

For the unfortunate incident in October 2006 Sworn depositions were requested by all doctors who were involved in the accident of the unfortunate journalist. All renounced their responsibilities. The conclusions of the relevant official reports include, among other things, that "when later the patient was examined by a specialist and neurologist he came at the diagnosis of a stroke, possibly of the ischemic type, an ischemic injury had already been installed due to occlusion of the Basilar artery", while a few lines further down it states: "the patient's case did not obtain proper treatment at the General Hospital of Chios".

The Administrative Inquiry recorded the gaps in the actions of the doctors of the hospital and noted that most of the omissions of the physicians of the Hospital of Chios burdened the status of the journalist. Also the delay in the transportation to Athens due to an available helicopter of the air force deteriorated the situation. It also recorded that the delay in the examination of the patient by a qualified neurologist was one of the reasons for the negative course of her health. The husband of Mrs. Hadjidimitriou, as a supporter of the legal claim, appealed to the administrative courts against Chios General Hospital, claiming a compensation of € 4 million. Specifically, it called for € 3 million as indemnification due to moral harm suffered and € 1 million for the triggered disability which will have an influence on her future life (Professional, social, economic, etc.).

Both the Administrative Court and the Transitional Administrative court of Appeals of Mytilene have vindicated the journalist and awarded €500,000 for each of the claims which along with the legitimate interest reached €1.6 million. The administrative judges held that the hospital's doctors did not assess with due diligence the clinical picture of the journalist, despite the fact that she had obvious symptoms of stroke and that resulted in an incorrect medical diagnosis (hysterical shock).

She was given a calming treatment and that action resulted in lost time, while due to misdiagnosis and omissions a large idle period lapsed, until the granting of an anti-coagulation therapy. In that way irreversible effects were made. If there weren't all these omissions, the judges noted, and doctors demanded an immediate evacuation, despite the delayed availability of the helicopter, there would have been enough time to become arterial Thrombolysis in Athens. Chios General Hospital appealed to the Council of State.

The Supreme Court, however, with the No. 476/2016 decision rejected the hospital's application as inadmissible and ordered court costs €460. The criminal courts acquitted doctors and the guard was sentenced to 12 months for heavy non-intended bodily harm.

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