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Jakarta Post

Siloam Hospital faces lawsuit

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 3 2010   /  11:45 am

A patient who was paralyzed following treatment, has filed a malpractice lawsuit against Siloam Hospital in Karawaci, Banten.The patient, writer AB Susanto filed a civil suit against the hospital at the North Jakarta District Court In the suit, he demanded the hospital pay more than Rp 200 billion (US$21.3 million) for material and immaterial losses.“It is not the amount that is important in this matter. That’s just a way to teach those who provide public services a lesson,” Didit Wijayanto Wijaya, Susanto’s lawyer, told The Jakarta Post before Tuesday’s hearing.Didit said this was not the first incident of its kind. “Hospitals often treat patients badly,” he said, referring to the case of Prita Mulyasari and Omni International Hospital, also in Tangerang, Banten.Prita, was charged with defaming Omni International Hospital after complaining about the hospital’s poor servi...