A Review on Judicial Perspectives of Medical Negligence in India

Navin Kumar, K (2018) A Review on Judicial Perspectives of Medical Negligence in India. Journal of International Pharmaceutical Research, 45 (10). pp. 496-500. ISSN 1674-0440

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Abstract

In the recent time, especially after the consumer protection Act, 1986, people in India are experiencing their rights as patients as consumer. These days there is a spurt in the medical litigation due to the awareness of patients’ rights as a consumer. Medical negligence is the breach of a legal duty to care where law requires him to take which gives right to the patients to initiate legal proceedings. The doctor are not required to take very highest degree of care not least but law requires them to take reasonable care or ordinary degree of skill. Thus, the doctor is said to be medically negligent is he owes a duty of care but breach of that duty which causes damage to the patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consumer Protection Act, 1986; Degree of Care; Medical Litigation; Patients’ Rights
Subjects: Management > MIM Manipal
Depositing User: MIM User
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 04:01
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 04:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153108

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