Top euro court orders Turkey to pay 35,000 euros over medical negligence


The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Oct. 23 ordered Turkey to pay 35,000 euros in non-pecuniary damages to six applicants concerning three separate medical negligence cases.

One of the cases was filed by a married Turkish couple who applied to the court after their daughter, born in 1993, started suffering from a disorder known as “foot drop,” allegedly the result of a wrong medication injection at a local dispensary in the eastern province of Ağrı in 2000.

Nusret Alkan and his wife Besrayi Alkan filed criminal proceedings against the doctor and nurse who allegedly were involved in their daughter Elvan’s permanent disability — assessed to be at 28 percent — with local courts, but despite their appeals, the two health officials were acquitted of the charges.

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