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Wrong Diagnosis Is Not Medial Negligence- Supreme Court

The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by a man against order of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission which dismissed his complaint alleging medical negligence on the part of a hospital in the death of his wife in the matter of Vinod Jain vs SantokbaDurlabhji Memorial Hospital &Anr (Civil Appeal No. 2024 […]

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When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?

What is the responsibility of hospital towards its patients? How is a government-run hospital different from a private hospital or nursing home with regard to settlement of responsibility vis-á-vis deficiency in service? What are the role and responsibilities of a doctor towards their patients? Responsibility of Hospital The foremost responsibility […]

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Case Studies: Receivers of Free Treatment are not Consumers

If statistics are to be believed, the healthcare industry is on an upswing, medical costs are burgeoning, hospitals are becoming richer by the day, and the outcome of this growth has seen unprecedented year-on- year increase in cases of medical negligence. As per a November 2016 study published by Supreme […]

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