An accident victim identified as Christina N. Wilson has sued the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) at the Civil Law court for allegedly refusing to honor medical advice to send her back to Ghana for a review of her condition.
Madam Wilson, who says she is insured by NASSCORP, complains that while on job at the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), she was on December 21, 2012 involved in a fatal road accident on the Monrovia-Bomi highway in which she sustained multiple injuries.
According to her, following the accident, investigation was conducted at the accident scene by the Liberian National Police traffic division and the operator of the truck that hit her, Mr. Mohammed Keita was held liable for the accident.
Madam Wilson says being that she was insured under NASSCORP’s insurance policy, her health condition was referred to NASSCORP for medical coverage.
She says immediately after the accident, she became unconscious and was taken to state – run John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, where she was advised by doctors to seek advanced CT scan and thoracotomy oversea.
The accident victim adds that NASSCORP being cognizant of its insurance policy communicated with Dr. William Ankobah of Bennah Royal Hospital in Accra, Ghana.
She avers that she was introduced to the medical doctor by NASSCORP as an insured of insurance company who was involved in a road accident that resulted in the dislocation of her right stenoclavicle, hem thorax and ribs fracture.
Madam Wilson points out that after her heart surgery was performed by the heart surgeon, she was given the required heart treatment. After the application of her medication, she says the heart surgeon advised and recommended that she should return to Ghana after three months for medical examination and treatment.
But she complains that since her return from the surgery in Ghana, she has not returned there as per the advice of the heart surgeon.
She says she formally communicated with NASSCORP reminding it of the doctor’s recommendation for her to appear for further examination and treatment but the corporation has allegedly failed to make a decision on her case.
By Ben P. Wesee–Edited by Winston W. Parley