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…

MEDICAL SUPRINTENDENT LOK NAYAK JAI PRAKASH NARAIN HOSPITAL & ORS. V/S. K.M. SANTOSH. (FIRST APPEAL NO. 244/2008) ORDER DATED: 14.03.2016 BRIEF FACTS: The Complainant, who is the father of a minor girl aged 11 years filed a Complaint before the State Commission, seeking a compensation of Rs. 10,00,000, on account of the medical negligence. He…

The few bad peas spoil the entire pod, as this case evidently shows. Dinesh had approached Dr. Geeta with complain of severe pain in the right buttock. The doctor diagnosed cellulitis and prescribed medicines but to no avail. Dinesh visited the doctor again who kept him hospitalized for six days. This is where the problems began, both for Dr. Geeta and Dinesh. While Dinesh claimed that the doctor gave an estimate…

ORDER DATED: 25.02.2019 Holding that a case of the wrong diagnosis cannot be equated to medical negligence, the Supreme Court has recently upheld the decision of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for quashing the State Commission’s decision of holding a doctor and hospital guilty for alleged medical negligence. The Supreme Court also exonerated the doctor…