Tanzanian woman wins landmark case over childbirth operation

April 17, 2015 4:26 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman left unable to have children after a defective caesarean section operation in Tanzania has won a landmark case against a local hospital whose surgeon left a piece of cloth inside her.

Mwamini Adam and her husband filed a lawsuit at the high court in western Tabora region against Urambo District Council's hospital four years ago, demanding 500 million Tanzanian Shillings ($265,000) for physical and emotional distress.

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