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Family sues hospital for negligence

A LAWSUIT has been filed claiming “doctor negligence” over the death of one of the founding members of the Kyrenia Off-Road Association, it emerged this week on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Family sues hospital for negligence

Forty-eight-year-old Yusuf Hüdan collapsed on August 26 last year while waiting for the results of blood tests at a private Girne hospital, where he had gone complaining of chest pains, and died despite an ambulance being called to take him to Lefkoşa State Hospital.

Family and friends remembered him in a graveside cemetery at Çatalköy cemetery on Monday.

Close friend Öcal Topal told Cyprus Today's sister Turkish-language newspaper, Kıbrıs, a case had been lodged claiming negligence at the unnamed hospital.

He said Mr Hüdan had been kept waiting for 45 minutes without being seen by a doctor, and they did not want what had happened to simply “pasd and be forgotten”. 

“He might have survived if a doctor had attended to him within 15 or 20 minutes,” said Mr Topal.

Father-of-two Mr Hüdan's family complained to police last August after he died while at the hospital with his wife, Mürüde.

A statement on their behalf at the time said Mr Hüdan had not been seen by a doctor, but had been told there was “nothing wrong” with him after a nurse performed an electrocardiogram.

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