Man whose wife and twins sons died at hospital files negligence suit
The Trelawny man, whose wife and unborn twin boys died from complications suffered, while visiting two public hospitals, will be suing the authorities for severe and gross negligence.
Garland McDonald has accused the Falmouth and Cornwall Regional hospitals of negligence, resulting in the death of his wife Natasha and their twin baby boys earlier this month.
Garland McDonald has said healthcare practitioners did not attend to his wife with the necessary urgency and care.
Mr. McDonald's attorney, Oswest Senior-Smith, says based on the findings of two autopsies on Mrs. McDonald's body, medical personnel should have acted with far more dispatch, than they did.
He says her condition arguably, should have prompted medical practitioners at the Falmouth or Cornwall Regional hospitals, to take the twins by induced labour, or by caesarean section.
Mr. Senior-Smith says he is still receiving instructions from his client and will be writing to the Attorney General's Office outlining that a clear case of medical negligence can be made out.
He hopes to submit that letter by late next week.
Mr. Senior-Smith says he will be giving the Attorney General's Department a limited number of days to respond and reply positively, failing which, he will file a formal claim against them in the Supreme Court.
He explains that the suit will be brought against a number of persons and government entities.