When Healing Hurts: Navigating the Maze of Medical Negligence in the Tech Era

  • Kanishka Garg and Hadiya Khan
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  • Kanishka Garg

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

  • Hadiya Khan

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

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With the tech and digital turns in medicine, medical negligence has become a complicated legal landscape, creating new opportunities, as well as challenges. This document analyses the problem of medical negligence into the tech era. It is contextualized in the Indian context, taking into account the legal framework of negligence, as well as the multitude of medical technologies that we have today, such as AI diagnostics, telemedicine, electronic health records, to analyses their implications on patient safety, healthcare quality and the legal or ‘best practice’ standards of care. The document finally offers some recommendations concerning legal reform, ethical frameworks, patient and provider education, and the regulation of medical technologies. It is highlighting the growing need for interdisciplinary collaboration and for Research and Development efforts to ensure that medical technologies afford the best possible and safest chance of success for human health and wellness, promoting safe and ethical technologies in our medical practices and improving patient care.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 845 - 864

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117570

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