Medico-Legal
Hospital fined Rs 7 lakh for not taking consent before inserting catheter in a patient

Hospital fined Rs 7 lakh for not taking consent before inserting catheter in a patient

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research guilty of negligence for not taking consent before inserting a catheter for central venous line procedure in a patient and directed the Delhi-based hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 7 lakh to him. more

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

Hospitals can’t hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that hospitals cannot hold patients “hostage” to extract money for unpaid bills. more

Supreme Court slaps Rs 1.4 crore fine on two doctors for providing medical shelter to murder accused

Supreme Court slaps Rs 1.4 crore fine on two doctors for providing medical shelter to murder accused

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs 70 lakh each on Dr K S Sachdev, managing director and Dr Munish Prabhakar, medical director, of Privat Hospital, Gurugram for allowing former Haryana MLA Balbir Singh, against whom non-bailable warrants had been issued in a murder case, to remain in the hospital for 527 days without any justifiable reason. more

Doctor ordered to pay Rs 41 lakh as compensation for medical negligence leading to patient’s death

Doctor ordered to pay Rs 41 lakh as compensation for medical negligence leading to patient’s death

Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed Dr Ashit V Hegde to pay Rs 41 lakh as compensation to the family of a woman who died due to medical negligence. more

No courtroom exposure to medical students as MCI doesn’t prescribe it: AIIMS

No courtroom exposure to medical students as MCI doesn’t prescribe it: AIIMS

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation to an RTI query, AIIMS Delhi & Rishikesh and other medical colleges of the country have informed that they are not taking MBBS medical students to court for giving exposure to court room procedures of recording of medical evidence in order to teach medico-legal practices as the Medical Council of India (MCI) doesn’t mandate it. more

Chennai hospital ordered to pay Rs 3 lakh for wrongly diagnosing TEN as measles

Chennai hospital ordered to pay Rs 3 lakh for wrongly diagnosing TEN as measles

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Billroth Hospitals, Chennai to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation for wrongly diagnosing and treating a 15-year-old boy for measles, instead of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), leading to his death. more

Apollo Hospital, doctor directed to pay Rs 4 lakh to deceased patient’s family for medical negligence

Apollo Hospital, doctor directed to pay Rs 4 lakh to deceased patient’s family for medical negligence

New Delhi: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and one of its doctors, Dr J M Gurunath, to pay Rs 4 lakh as compensation to Telangana resident K S Sastry whose wife died on November 24, 2000 due to alleged medical negligence. more

SGPGI to pay Rs 15.65 lakh for causing death due to wrong medication and failing to maintain proper records

SGPGI to pay Rs 15.65 lakh for causing death due to wrong medication and failing to maintain proper records

New Delhi: In a medical negligence case, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has upheld an earlier order of UP State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of awarding Rs 15.65 lakh compensation to the family of a woman who died due to wrong medication. more

PGI Chandigarh directed to pay Rs 10 lakh for its doctors’ negligence

PGI Chandigarh directed to pay Rs 10 lakh for its doctors’ negligence

New Delhi: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has been directed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of a patient, Jaswinder Kumar (now deceased), for the amputation of his leg due to alleged medical negligence and improper diagnosis by its doctors. more

Supreme Court asks Dr Kunal Saha to let his wife’s soul rest in peace

Supreme Court asks Dr Kunal Saha to let his wife’s soul rest in peace

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked US-based Dr Kunal Saha, who lost his wife in 1998 in Kolkata due to medical negligence and subsequently won a record compensation from the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against the hospital and the negligent doctors but still continued to pursue the case for cancellation of practice licence of those doctors, to let his wife’s soul rest in peace. more