The Tokyo District Court on Friday awarded 60 million yen to the family of a patient who died in a Tokyo hospital in 1999 after being administered disinfectant through an intravenous drip.

The compensation is to be paid by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the former head of the hospital and a doctor there.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.