Medical Negligence in India: A Critical Study in the Light of Interpretation of Law by the Apex Court

  • Ritika Negi and Dr. Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri
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  • Ritika Negi

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Dr. Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri

    Associate Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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This paper describes the concept of medical negligence , it explains the meaning and essentials of medical negligence in general. The paper throws light on the principles that are being used and considered in the context of medical negligence. All the cases that have happened so far and what were the opinion, suggestion and judgement of the Hon’ble courts along with the principles that were provided by the courts to judge the medical negligence are incorporated in the paper. Not everything was beforehand provided about medical negligence since start, it was the ability and judgemental capability of our judiciary that we’ve come up to a system of adjudication for medical negligence, therefore precedents and judgements of courts form the core basis of this paper.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 628 - 640


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