Origin and progress of medical negligence litigations in India

AUTHOR(s) : Jani CB
DOI No. : 10.31741/ijhrmlp.v9.i2.2023.7



Allegations of "deficiency in service" or "medical negligence" have drawn more focus from the medical fraternity than before since there were amendments in the Consumer Protection Act as well as laws related to criminal medical negligence in recent years. The historical perspective of laws related to medical practice, especially alleged medical negligence, is discussed chronologically. In addition, a few case law excerpts concerning patient care are also articulated in brief. A potential fear of such litigations coupled with various observations by Hon'ble authorities have also been given brief weight to conclude the author's perception.

Keywords: CPA 2019, BNS 2022 &, Defensive Medicine.

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