Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on Tuesday ordered Dr Vatsala Trivedi, a senior urologist, to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the mother of a 33-year-old man who died 72 days after a kidney transplant in 2009.
Flavian Kandhari (33), suffering from chronic renal failure, received a kidney from a brain-dead 17-year-old on May 14, 2009. However, two months after the transplant, Kandhari died of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), the same condition afflicting the donor, reports ToI.
Flavian’s mother Jane had filed the complaint with the commission in 2011 alleging Dr Trivedi may not have properly checked if the kidney was fit to be transplanted. She said the Transplantation of Human Organs guidelines clearly prohibited donation of kidney of patients suffering from neurological diseases.