Tag Archives: Medico-legal

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.

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Can a medical graduate who has completed three-year DNB training but could not pass final exam work as a specialist?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on if a medical graduate who has completed three-year DNB Orthopaedics training but could not pass the final examination can work as an orthopaedic specialist?

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Male doctors more likely to have legal action taken against them

London: Male doctors have nearly two and half times increased odds of having medico-legal action taken against them than their female counterparts, according to research published in BMC Medicine. A better understanding of why this is the case will lead to improved support for doctors and make patient safety better.

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What should a General Surgeon in Govt hospital do if the anaesthetist refuses to help for emergency LSCS?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on what a surgeon in a government hospital should do if the anaesthetist refused to help him for an emergency LSCS (lower segment caesarean section).

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‘I am a Dawn-DGO. Can I face some problem legally?’

You can face a problem only if you violate a law. You have not done a crime by getting a qualification not recognised by the MCI. The laws which matter in your case are the MCI Code of Ethics Regulations, 2002, and the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), 1986.

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‘Do not conduct delivery without Neonatal ICU’

Three-year jail has been ordered by Judicial Magistrate first class (Ambajogai, Beed) for a Doctor who conducted premature delivery of twins for leaking PV (per vagina) in the case titled State of Maharashtra vs Dr Anil Bhutada, which was decided on November 19, 2014.

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Involve private hospitals to ease autopsy burden on govt hospitals, says Madras High Court

New Delhi: A huge backlog of autopsy cases due to paucity of postmortem doctors in government hospitals has caught the attention of judiciary.

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Should IMA be a party in review petition against record compensation for medical negligence?

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has appealed for review of a recent Supreme Court judgement in which the apex court awarded a record Rs 6.08 crore compensation in a case of medical negligence.

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Guidelines regarding sponsorship of medical conferences by pharma industry

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal comments on the MCI (Medical Council of India) guidelines as regards sponsorship of conferences and other events by the pharma industry.

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Does an ortho-surgeon need proof of special competence in performing knee ligament surgery?

Dr M C Gupta, a doctor turned lawyer, provides medico-legal opinion on whether an ortho-surgeon needs proof of special competence in performing knee ligament surgery before undertaking such surgery.

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