Karen Nunez-Tesheira awarded $18M in medical negligence case

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Karen Nunez-Tesheira awarded $18M in medical negligence case

Former Finance minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira is now rejoicing as her 17-year battle for justice for her husband is finally over.

Karen Nunez-Tesheira was in an ongoing legal battle with a private nursing home and a specialist doctor over negligence of her husband, Russell Tesheira.

On Tuesday, the Privy Council dismissed the appeals of Gulf View Medical and anaesthesiologist Dr Crisen Jendra Roopchand against a court order to pay $18 million in compensation to Nunez-Tesheira over their negligence in her husband’s death after a prostate operation in 2004.

Nunez-Tesheira said she was not walking away from the situation as he was deprived of his life.

She said she fought her my daughter who was very close to her father.

In a single ruling on the two appeals, Lords Reed, Sales, Hamblen, Stephens and Pentland dismissed all seven grounds of challenge by the institution and the doctor.

Although relieved she has been vindicated, Nunez-Tesheira admits it is still not over.