Legal Remedies Related to Medical Negligence in India

  • Akanksha Pandey
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  • Akanksha Pandey

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India.

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The medical profession, which is known to be one of the noblest professions, has no immunity to negligence and medical negligence has become one of the concerned and serious issues in the entire nation. It is evidently a serious concern, and according to statistics, around 52 lakhs of medical injuries are recorded every year in India and out of which 98,000 are of medical negligence, and around 11 people die every hour in this country due to this. Medical practitioners who are held liable for negligence or deficiency in service under The Consumer Protection Act, 1986, are not an exception to this rule. It is the duty of the doctor to take proper care and caution to avoid any mishap and any negligence which can have life-changing effects on the patients. The awareness among the public is increasing, and hospital management is facing complaints regarding the facilities, unprofessionalism of doctors, and the appropriateness of their therapeutic and diagnostic methods at an increasing rate. This article mainly deals with various dimensions of medical negligence and the remedies that are available against medical negligence


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1817 - 1824


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