Mannheim (dpa / lsw) - After a suspended sentence due to a hygiene scandal at the Mannheim University Hospital, the former managing director is also facing a civil lawsuit. A spokesman announced on Monday that the supervisory board of the municipal hospital had decided to claim damages against the ex-manager. The decision had previously been made public by "Mannheimer Morgen". Reports of operations with contaminated cutlery have cost the university clinic reputation, patients and millions in revenue.
The 70-year-old was sentenced in April last year by the Mannheim Regional Court to a two-year suspended prison sentence and to a payment of 75,000 euros to various projects at the clinic. The Federal Court of Justice confirmed the verdict.
According to the regional court, the manager, as the operator of medical devices, intentionally violated the Medical Devices Act in a particularly serious case. Between 2011 and 2014, the administrator accepted the risk to the health of at least 50,000 patients. The man delegated tasks for eliminating serious deficiencies in sterilization to subordinates who had hardly any idea and whom he did not control. The background was desired cost savings. The university clinic performs around 18,000 procedures a year.