Tag Archives: Judgement

Issues of Abortion under Surrogacy Bill 2016

In the light of the recent Bombay High Court judgement permitting a surrogate mother right to terminate pregnancy, the issue of right of surrogate mothers to seek abortion assumes crucial significance which needs consideration.

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Review: Salient points of Jacob Mathew vs State of Punjab judgement

A private complaint may not be entertained unless the complainant has produced prima facie evidence before the Court in the form of a credible opinion given by another competent doctor to support the charge of rashness or negligence on the part of the accused doctor.

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Is the judgement justified in Abhishek Ahluwalia’s case?

New Delhi: A 15-year old boy in Chandigarh had an ordinary leg fracture but due to the alleged negligence of the doctor, he went into coma and now has an amputated left leg, for the past 11 years.

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Vague statement of collective negligence not sufficient to proceed against doctor: High Court

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court, in a recent judgement, held that vague statement of ‘collective negligence’ by itself is not sufficient ground to proceed against a doctor.

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Delhi hospital to pay Rs 8 lakh for patient’s death

New Delhi: Delhi-based St Stephen’s Hospital has been directed by the apex consumer court to pay Rs 8 lakh to the widow of a private school teacher who was discharged despite being far from fit and died soon after due to medical negligence.

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Supreme Court sets aside notification for common medical test

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification mandating a common National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions.

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Clinical Establishments Registration & Regulation Act and Treatment of Emergency Cases

The application of Clinical Establishments Registration and Regulation Act, 2010 (CEA-2010) in many states, has caused a lot of confusion as well as resentment among doctors for various reasons. In addition to the resistance to compulsory registration, a point raised by many doctors, including some members of the ‘Quality of Medical Education’ forum, is about the obligation to treat emergency cases.

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Apollo Hospital fined Rs 1 lakh for not furnishing medical records of patient

Chennai: The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed an appeal by Apollo Hospital against a district consumer forum’s order directing it to pay compensation of Rs 1 lakh for not furnishing medical records of a patient.

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Doctor fined Rs 1 lakh for publishing misleading advertisement

New Delhi: Doctors cannot advertise anything that would mislead a person into going for a treatment based merely on the doctor’s claim that he/she would be cured completely, according to a judgement passed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).

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Running clinic from residence not a commercial activity: Delhi High Court

New Delhi: Running a clinic from one’s residence can’t be labelled a commercial activity, the Delhi High Court has said.

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