A woman from Dagestan, who got disability after a course of radiation therapy. Screenshot: http://www.instagram.com/p/COn-ODVh7jv

10 May 2021, 22:46

Rights defenders succeed in seeking compensation to a Dagestani woman for poor-quality treatment

A court of appeal increased to one million roubles the compensation to a woman from Dagestan, who got disability after a course of radiation therapy. The compensation for non-pecuniary damage should be three times higher, and the victim has the right to monthly payments in connection with the disability she got, the NGO “Patient Monitor” claims, which lawyers represented the woman’s interests in court.

Khurulin Amirova suffered severe damage to her intestines and other internal organs after several sessions of radiation therapy carried out with a faulty medical device.

The Fifth General Jurisdiction Court of Appeal pronounced a decision in favour of Khurulin Amirova and partially increased the amount of the compensation for non-pecuniary damage: from 400,000 to 1 million roubles.

According to Ziyautdin Uvaisov, the head of the “Patient Monitor” project, the amount awarded to Khurulin Amirova – one million roubles – is the largest compensation in their practice. Meanwhile, the NGO’s lawyers intend to continue filing complaints in order to achieve the maximum possible payment, while the lawyers were initially seeking the compensation for Khurulin Amirova in the amount of 3 million roubles.

In addition to the compensation for non-pecuniary damage, the human rights defenders also intend to demand payments to compensate the lost ability to work. The appropriate claim has already been filed to the court.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 10, 2021 at 06:00 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Rasul Magomedov; Source: CK correspondent

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