Tag Archives: Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

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.

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Adult rashes with fever call for emergency treatment

Washington: Adults with skin rashes accompanied by a fever of 100.5 or higher warrant a trip to the emergency room because the combination of symptoms can be associated with several life-threatening conditions, according to the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

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Shaky hand holds the scalpel

Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to petition the government to remove doctors from the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act. This move has come too late and should have been made a long time ago. Dragging doctors to consumer fora with increasing frequency is a trend with disturbing consequences. This is not to deny any need for accountability.

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‘Anuradha’s death due to medical negligence must have a bigger purpose in life’

Dr Kunal Saha, a US-based professor and private consultant in HIV/AIDS, is known for his struggle against a case in which his wife, Anuradha Saha, died at the age of 36 at Kolkata-based Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) of medical negligence on May 28, 1998.

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Supreme Court awards NRI Rs 6.08 crore medical negligence compensation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded Rs 6,08,00,550 compensation to Dr Kunal Saha, an Indian-American doctor, ordering the Kolkata-based Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) to pay for medical negligence resulting in the death of his wife Anuradha Saha in 1988.

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