A man in Australia filed a massive lawsuit against a hospital after staff “encouraged” him to watch his wife’s cesarean section, which he says caused him to develop a “psychotic illness.”
Anil Koppula was shot down in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne last week after he filed a suit seeking 1 billion Australian dollars (roughly $643 million USD) in damages for psychological injury from the Royal Women’s Hospital, Australian outlet 7 News reported.
His wife successfully gave birth via C-section in the hospital back in 2018. Years later, however, Koppula came forward and claimed that the hospital and its staff breached their duty of care when they “encouraged” and “permitted” him to watch the delivery, the outlet reported.
“I am therefore satisfied that the legal effect of the Medical Panel’s determination is that Mr. Koppula is simply unable, as a matter of law, to recover damages for non-economic loss,” the judge said of the suit.