Parents suing doctors over daughter's death

KOTA BARU: The parents of a four-year-old girl have filed a RM10mil suit against two hospital directors and eight medical officers in Terengganu, accusing them of negligently causing the death of their youngest child.

Muhamad Sardi Saad, 39, and Fadilah Abd Wahab, 45, filed the writ of summons at the Kota Baru High Court yesterday.

Fadilah, who is a teacher in Besut, said her family was in sorrow and shock over losing Ulya Insyirah Muhamad Sardi two years ago.

"In fact, we have been undergoing treatment at the Universiti Sains Malaysia psychiatric department," she told reporters yesterday.

Fadilah said she accepted the death of Ulya Insyirah, who was the youngest of three siblings, as fate.

However, she did not want such tragedies to befall other families.

In the affidavit, the plaintiffs claimed that they brought Ulya Insyirah, who was vomiting non-stop, to the Besut Hospital emergency ward on Dec 13, 2013.

They claimed that their child was put on drips but complications arose, causing their daughter's hands to swell. She became unconscious after that.

They said their daughter was transferred to the Kuala Terengganu Hospital at 5am the next day.

However, Ulya Insyirah died at 8.05am due to "septicaemic and hypovolemic shock".

They claimed that they suffered mental and emotional stress and were asking for general and special compensation worth RM10mil.

The couple named Dr Shairazi Azizi Mohd Salleh, Dr Mohd Ruhaifi Yusuf, Dr Norzaherawati Aryani Md Tahir, Dr Hasmani Hamat, Dr Muhammad Solehuddin Ishak and the director of the Besut Hospital as defendants.

They also named Dr Noor Ain Noor Afendi, Dr Sharifah Huda Engku Alwi, Datuk Dr Jimmy Lee Kok Foo, the director of Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu, and the Malaysian Government as the remaining defendants in the suit.

The parents were represented by Shukran Noordin Advocates and Solicitors.