Medical School ordered to pay compensation for man who lost hearing by surgical mistake

February 16, 2013

The 56-year-old male of Chiba city who was a patient of the Chiba North General Hospital in Inzai-shi, Chiba Prefecture which Nippon Medical University located in Tokyo manages, brought a lawsuit against the university.

He noted that he became hearing loss by the mistake of the operation which was conducted at the hospital in November, 2000 and claimed for the payment of about 37 million yen. 

At the Chiba District Court on February 15, the presiding judge accepted a part of the man's claim, ordering the university to pay him 1 million yen as compensation .

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