On February 28, the court dispute between the parties in the Civil Cases Panel of the Tbilisi City Court finished with the agreement. The defendants – Farman Jeyranli and medical clinic Vivamed will pay 150 000 GEL to the applicants to compensate their material and moral damage.
Human Rights Center defended legal rights of the families of deceased patients Giorgi Chubinidze and Karlo Kekelidze, who passed away after the liver transplantation procedures in the medical clinic Lancet (currently Vivamed).
In 2021, the HRC appealed the Tbilisi City Court to request compensation of material and moral damage of the patients’ families incurred as a result of the committed crime.
Earlier, the investigation of the alleged crime committed in the medical clinic Lancet started on November 22, 2016 based on the HRC’s appeal.
The Supreme Court of Georgia found the director of the medical clinic Ltd Lancet Farman Jeyranli guilty for the violation of the Article 180 Part 2 – “a” (committed by a group of people based on preliminary agreement) and Part 3 – “a” and “b” of the Criminal Code of Georgia and sentenced him to prison for 6 years.
Before the court judgment, based on the petition of Human Rights Center, the State Regulation Agency for Medical and Pharmaceutical Activities prohibited the clinic Lancet to conduct organ transplantation operations.