The parents of Djabrail warn of compensation claims

Haukeland University HospitalBergen. Haukeland University Hospital.Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix

The parents of Djabrail Sulejmanov (6), who died after receiving the wrong treatment last autumn, have announced a claim for compensation against Haukeland University Hospital.


Attorney Jan Inge Thesen informed NRK news that he is working on preparing the claim on behalf of the parents.

Djabrail died after the hospital confused two syringes and falsely injected the 6-year-old’s brain, which was treated for cancer. In October,Helse Bergen received a fine of NOK 1.5 million due to the case.

On Thursday morning, NRK wrote that the wrong treatment could have been avoided if Haukeland’s children’s clinic had the same routines as the cancer department.

The family counsellor responded strongly to the information,and mentioned it as “scary and tragic”.

“The information NRK has provided will definitely be of great importance to our claim for damages. When the hospital has changed routines in another department after a similar event and the WHO has urged to change routines without doing it at the children’s clinic, it is so serious that it is of major importance for the replacement assessment’’ Thesen believes.

The CEO of Helse Bergen, Eivind Hansen, said the notification of compensation claims did not come unexpectedly. He wouldn’t comment on it at this time.


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