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Plastic surgeon gets Rs 1.5 Cr as compensation

Posted on 23 Feb 2015 by Easypolicy

Cuddalore: Dr Ramachandradu, a native of Puducherry, who was injured in road accident in Cuddalore in 2011, was granted a compensation of Rs 1.52 crore by the additional sub-court.

In May 2011, after undertaking a surgery at the Cuddalore Abirami hospital, Ramachandradu was returning to Puducherry on his motorbike around 9 pm. A speeding car hit his bike while nearing Periyakattupalayam, in Cuddalore. He suffered severe injuries to his head and also sustained a fracture to his arm.

He was first taken to Arupadai Veedu Medical College hospital in Puducherry and then to the JIPMER. He filed a case at the additional sub-court in Cuddalore against the car owner and the New India insurance company seeking compensation.

Advocate Chandrasekaran said, “We argued that Dr Ramachandradu had the capacity of earning more income through his profession. But due to the accident, he could not continue his profession. Considering our argument, the court ordered the insurance company to give Rs 1.52 crore as compensation.”

He added, “The court has also ordered the insurance company to give the compensation with the interest of 7.5% for the period between the date on which the case was filed and the date on which the compensation amount is given.”