Sumary of Parents of 7yo Aishwarya Aswath reportedly seek $5m damages:
- Rhiannon TuffieldNCA NewsWireCamera IconNot Supplied Credit: SuppliedShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkThe heartbroken parents of a seven-year-old girl who died after waiting hours in a Perth emergency department have revealed they plan to chase millions of dollars in damages from the hospital that let them down.
- Aishwarya Aswath died from organ failure due to sepsis after waiting two hours in the emergency department of Perth Children’s Hospital in April.
- A report into the hospital’s management of her case revealed flaws in its operations, highlighting crews were short-staffed and workers exhausted.
- The couple are launching claim in the civil court against the Western Australian government following the report’s release.
- Credit: SuppliedFamily spokesman Suresh Rajan said they were also planning to ask for the $5m damages payment to be paid on top of any legal compensation.
- Credit: SuppliedThe investigation into Aishwarya’s death resulted in 30 recommendations, including recognising parental input, improving the nurse and medical workforce and the layout of the hospital’s emergency department, and better understanding culturally and linguistically diverse patients and their families.