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Hospital held liable for acting without consent

Dilip filed a complaint before the Delhi State Commission, alleging that the RFA procedure was carried out without his knowledge or consent, and also without considering the findings of the EPS


Jehangir B Gai
Dilip Kumar Goswami was suffering from Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome, which results in palpitation, medically termed as paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). He was admitted to Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Delhi, where he underwent electrophysiology study (EPS) along with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on December 23, 2002.

A heart block occurred during this procedure, so a temporary pacemaker was installed. Later, a permanent double chamber pacemaker was installed during a separate operation performed on December 26, 2002. Within a few months, the permanent pacemaker malfunctioned, necessitating another surgery on February 11, 2003, for implantation of a new lead to make
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First Published: Feb 19 2023 | 9:24 PM IST

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