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Abu Dhabi doctor ordered to pay family Dhs150,000 after bungled implant.

ACedoctor in Abu Dhabi has been ordered to pay Dhs150,000 to the parents of a nine-year-old girl who was left with permanent hearing difficulties after receiving treatment.

Abu Dhabi Civil Appeal Court has upheld an earlier ruling by the civil court that found the Arab doctor negligent in treating the Emirati child. However, the appeal court judge increased the payout from Dhs90,000 to Dhs150,000 after the parents challenged the lower court's decision.

The girl's parents sued the doctor after their child suffered severe loss of hearing and speaking abilities after a cochlear implant operation. The parents said the doctor opened the child's right ear but failed to properly implant new devices that transmit sound directly to her auditory nerve.

"We took our daughter to the hospital for surgery because she suffered from a minor hearing problem," the parents said in their statement.

"However, following the operation the girl's ability to hear and speak declined significantly.

"The child is now suffering because she can't hear well.

"We have suffered too because of her condition."

The parents said the doctor was negligent as he did not follow the correct procedures for the operation. But during the original case, the doctor denied any wrongdoing.

He said he had done his job professionally and carefully. But a medical committee appointed by court to investigate the matter found that the Arab doctor's negligence caused the girl permanent hearing problems.

The parents had demanded Dhs2 million for physical and psychological suffering for their family, but the court only ordered Dhs150,000.

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