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Woman receives 50 million over ineffective treatment of her leprosy

A 66 year old Japanese woman was awarded to pay 50 million yen in compensation after it was alleged that her leprosy was inadequately treated. She was first diagnosed with leprosy or Hansen's disease when she was 15 and spent the next 17 years in sanatoriums until her symptoms disappeared. 12 years later she again developed symptoms and received treatments from state run sanatoriums. A deterioration in her condition meant that 8 years later she re-entered the sanatorium. She was then treated by a different doctor two years later and she improved enough to leave the sanatorium. The court found that the woman should have received more effective medication that was available and proven to be effective. It also found that the woman had been given steroids which caused her condition to deteriorate.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Yomiuri

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About: Woman receives 50 million over ineffective treatment of her leprosy

Date: 31 January 2005

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Author: Yomiuri Shimbun


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