There is a growing tendency to accuse the doctor for an adverse or untoward event. Nothing can be more professionally damaging and emotionally draining than being accused of any such action. Now, they are increasingly defending themselves in courts.
Supreme Court while dismissing a plea filed by a woman claiming she had lost her husband due to post operative medical negligence and follow up care said that "Doctors are expected to take reasonable care, but no professional can assure that the patient will come home after overcoming the crisis.
The Tripura High Court on Monday ordered a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the mother of advocate Bhaskar Debroy, who died due to medical negligence at the Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) hospital on March 07 , last year.
The SLP has been filed by Dr. Suresh Chand Gupta challenging the order of the Delhi High Court dismissing bail application on the pretext that the FIR was lodged on July 9, 2015, in connection with a death which took place of a patient who was operated upon by Dr. Gupta.
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has awarded compensation of Rs 25 lakh for medical negligence to the wife of a patient who died in the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.