Doctor Moussa Abou Hamad, who was allegedly responsible for the death of 8-month pregnant woman, stressed on Thursday that he didn’t commit any medical error in dealing with his patient Rita Jebrail Zoughaib.
“If I did any medical error I wouldn’t have so many doctors supporting me, and the report of the Doctors Syndicate was clear,” Abou Hamad told reporters during a press conference at the headquarters of the Doctors’ Syndicate.
He offered his condolences to the family of the patient, noting that his relation with Rita was based on mutual respect and trust.
“I ran all the necessary tests, no negligence occurred,” Abou Hamad pointed out.
He voiced his trust in the judiciary system.
For his part, Doctors Syndicate Chief Dr. Sharaf Abou Sharaf slammed the detention of Abou Hamad as he was inquired illegally and judged by some media outlets since day one.
He thanked the judiciary as “without it there would be no Lebanon.”
Abou Sharaf noted that the Syndicate will hold any doctor legally responsible for any medical error.
“The only side authorized to rule if there was any medical error is the investigation committee and the consultative committee at the Doctors Syndicate,” he stated.
Abou Sharaf told reporters that there was a strong campaign targeting the syndicate, saying: “Some of the criticism was valid and we’re working on rectifying the mistakes
On May 13, Rita died 36 hours of being submitted to Sayyedat Lebnan hospital in Jounieh after suffering from a sudden deterioration in her health.
The woman’s family held Abou Hamad responsible for the death of Rita and her unborn child.
Abou Hamad was released on Wednesday on bail set at LL50 million.
According to the autopsy report, Rita suffered from Amniotic Fluid Embolism is a rare obstetric emergency, which is one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy.
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