LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A man has reportedly sued a hospital in Australia, where he witnessed his wife give birth through cesarean-section in 2018, claiming it caused him a “psychotic illness.”
Dad Anil Koppula who claimed that the experience led to a “breakdown of his marriage,” filed the lawsuit several years after the successful operation.
In the documents filed to support his suit, “Mr. Koppula alleges that he was encouraged, or permitted, to observe the delivery, that in the course of doing so, he saw his wife’s internal organs and blood.”
Koppula also said “that the Hospital breached a duty of care it owed to him and is liable to pay him damages.”
His lawsuit seeks damages from the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne in the amount of 1 billion Australian dollars, the equivalent of more than 642 million US dollars.
However, the hospital in Australia has alleged that it hadn’t breached a “duty of care,” and Koppula didn’t suffer any real injury because of the C-section he observed.
Koppula chose to represent himself in court, appeared before Justice James Gorton.
Justice Gorton, who agreed with the hospital, dismissed the suit, calling the claim an “abuse of process.”