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Jurors declare JFK not liable for Neketa Forh’s death

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JFK Chief Administrator, Wvannie-Mae Scott-McDonald on one of the hospital's walls
JFK Chief Administrator, Wvannie-Mae Scott-McDonald on one of the hospital's walls

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Civil Law Court Jurors have declared the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center not liable for the death of Montserrado County Representative, Edward Forh’s daughter, Neketa Forh.

In their finding recently, the jurors unanimously declared the JFK Management not liable for the death of the lawmaker’s daughter, whom he had taken to the Medical Center for treatment.

While at the hospital then, it was observed that Neketa showed all the symptoms of Ebola, Civil Law Court’s ruling quotes the Jurors as saying.

It can be recalled that Representative Forh took the JFK Management to court for the hospital to pay US$25 million Action of Damages.

The Lawmaker’s was claiming the amount for “wrongful death” of his daughter, Neketa Forh during the height of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

Representative Forh had accused the JFK Medical Center of being liable for the death of Neketa, because of negligence allegedly on the part of the hospital.

However, Lawyers representing the medical center maintained that doctors at the JFK had advised Representative Forh to obtain clearance from the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in the area as a requirement before paying attention to his ailing daughter.

The lawyers said JFK’s advice was intended to show that Representative Forh’s daughter was free of Ebola and that she could be admitted, as was the hospital’s policy then.

 

 


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