In 2018, a judgement of High Court of Bombay caused panic amongst doctors who offered teleconsultation. In that case, two gynaecologists were denied anticipatory bail on the grounds that, prima facie, they were criminally negligent towards their patient who unfortunately died while under their care. The material facts of the case are that the deceased…

STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION, WEST BENGAL ORDER DATED: 18th May, 2018 Doctors or hospitals not presenting a defence when facing a case of medical negligence invariably draws inference by the courts that they are negligent. A doctor and the hospital were dragged to State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, West Bengal by the patient. It…

HARISH KUMAR CHADHA V. INDRAPRASTHA APOLLO HOSPITALS & ORS. (FIRST APPEAL NO. 623/2011) ORDER DATED: 9.04.2018 The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar to pay compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs to the family of a deceased patient. The hospital has been accused of transfusing blood to the patient when…