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Nairobi Women sues ICEA insurance over Sh 54 million medical negligence case - 8 months ago, 14 June 00:11

By: Kamau Muthoni

Nairobi Women Hospital and Insurance firm ICEA Lion are tussling in court over Sh54 million compensation awarded to a patient in a medical negligence case.

The hospital has gone back to the court, claiming that the insurance firm agreed to pay Purity Kemunto’s son beyond their agreed policy limit.

According to the hospital, ICEA insured it to a tune of Sh10 million for each case.

In its application filed before High Court judge Mbogholi Msagha, the hospital complained that it was not consulted before the insurance firm agreed to pay the patient.

“Considering ICEA Lion knew there was a limit to our cover, yet they went ahead to discuss issues of quantum over and above our limit under the policy and subsequently issue instructions to commit us on liability at 90 per cent points to massive fraud and collusion,” the application filed by Ngira and Associates read in part.

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