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Woman sues state for R829 000

A woman is suing [b]Gauteng Health[/b] for R829,000 after her husband died at a state hospital, allegedly because of negligence, reports [s]City Press[/s]. Philippa Venter claims her husband, Hendrik, died because a gastric tube was inserted into his lung instead of his stomach at [b]Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria[/b]. The defendant denied negligence and said the ‘mishap’ of the tube finding its way into Venter’s lung was discovered and corrected timeously and had little or no effect on his health deteriorating.

[link url=http://www.citypress.co.za/news/gauteng-mec-sued-tube-mistakenly-inserted-mans-lung]Full City Press report[/link]

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