SARATOV, 12 March – RIA Novosti. The Penza regional court has increased to 2 million rubles the compensation of the regional children's hospital in favor of a local resident who lost her six-year-old son, who died two days after he had a plaster cast on his broken arm, the regional prosecutor's office said.
Earlier, the investigation reported that on October 6, 2018, the boy was admitted to the emergency room of the regional children's hospital with a broken arm, he was put in a plaster cast and was allowed to go home. The next day, the boy was again taken to an ambulance in the emergency room with complaints of high temperature, swelling and soreness of the fingers, but the head of the emergency room underestimated the severity of the child's condition and sent him home again. On the night of October 8, the boy was once again taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he died a few hours later from a syndrome of compression of the soft tissues of the hand with complications.
In February 2020, the doctor was sentenced to one and a half years of restraint of liberty for causing death by negligence. In October, the Leninsky District Court of Penza recovered from the hospital in favor of the boy's mother compensation for moral damage in the amount of 1.2 million rubles, while the amount of the claim was declared at 5 million rubles.
“In the appeal of the plaintiff and the submission of the prosecutor of the Leninsky district of Penza, the amount of compensation for moral damage was contested. Taking into account the circumstances of the case, the degree of moral suffering of the victim, in accordance with the provisions of civil law, the judicial collegium for civil cases of the Penza Regional Court changed the decision of the district court, increasing the amount of the subject recovery in favor of the plaintiff for moral damage up to 2 million rubles, “- said in the message.
The court decision came into legal force.