Fresh trouble is likely for Mart Hospital in Lagos where a Portuguese claims professional misconduct of consultants at the medical facility led to the death of his wife. Per Second News gathered Saturday that investigators and attorney’s working for the deceased (Chiamaka Defreitas) during the week unearthed cases of misconduct and medical malpractice against a consultant (namewithheld) that performed Chiamaka’s surgery.
The consultant according to investigators have issues of misconduct, misdiagnosis and mistreatment against him by some patients and relatives at another hospital in Lagos.
The patients are now awaiting a nod from Mr Defreitas attorneys to register fresh cases of misconduct against the doctor, with some ready to testify against the doctor.
Grieving husband last week took his case to the leadership of the National Assembly in a bid to investigate and sanction the doctors and hospital, according to Mr Klimek, a German friend of the De-freitas.
" I am from Germany and when things like this happen in Germany or Europe, the government conduct an investigation, I hope, it will be the same here, he asked.
"Now I can understand, why your president went outside of Nigeria for medical treatment, he added.
“We are determined to move forward with Chiamaka's case as expeditiously as possible so that we can get to the root of everything, Nigerians cannot continue to be killed by doctors misconduct, said a lawmaker.
Recall that Per Second News in an exclusive report last month revealed that Mr Arlindo Defreitas, a Portuguese, had claimed that the Mart hospital forced his late wife to undergo a caesarean section and another surgery within a 24 hour period.
He added that after being delivered of a baby boy on March 24, 2017, Chiamaka Defreitas, an Imo State indigene started bleeding due to some complications from the C-section.
He said the victim died on Sunday, March 26, after bleeding for about 15 hours.
" I said why can't you use ultrasonic Tools and scans to see what’s going on, instead of cutting her open again and allowing her lose more blood which already is a problem".
"By the time I got to the hospital, they already cut her open for the second surgery, they opened her thorax from under the breast down – and finally, they found nothing after 4 hours of operation."
"When I entered the theater all her organs were scattered around, I couldn't look, it was like the work of a butcher." I told the doctor my wife is not a cow, he said.
Arlindo said his wife, Amaka, 24, showed no signs of distress in the weeks following up to the c-section.
"I was an emotional wreck by this point." I never gave consent for the second surgery, nobody in my wife's family did, Arlindo told Per Second News. "Until this moment cause of death is still unknown, I was reading in the papers but not informed officially by the hospital”.
“I have decided to do an independent autopsy at another facility outside Lagos, as I suspect foul play”.
Mr De-freitas also deny allegations by management of the hospital that he offered his wife alcohol while she was in the hospital.
“ This is a big lie, my wife don’t drink alcohol, I am not an alcoholic either, he said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, has also directed that the allegation of the victim’s husband, Arlindo de Freitas, that the hospital had a hand in the death of his wife, be duly investigated.