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ORDER DATED: 23.05.2019 (National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission) A labourer named Khan suffered grave injuries in his right leg as he was run over by a tractor. He was rushed to Dr. Rajesh, who simply stitched the wound and performed skin traction, even though he diagnosed fracture of lower right femur. Next day, the patient […]

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ORDER DATED: 17.09.2019 (West Bengal State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission) A doctor was recently held negligent and ordered to pay Rs. 3 lakh as compensation as he was held negligent for not referring the patient ‘immediately’ to a relevant specialist upon diagnosis of cancer. In this case, the patient was diagnosed with fibro adenosis in […]

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Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was enacted with the objective of providing better protection of the interests of the consumers by doing away away with technicalities and cumbersome procedures. It became an effective and a comparatively inexpensive and prompt tool for consumers to assert and enforce their rights and even have the confidence to take […]

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Shri Anand Verdhan Maiterya, V/s. St. Stephen Hospital, New Delhi (F.A. No.13/2018) FACTS: The Complainant filed this Appeal against the Judgment of Delhi District Forum which dismissed his complaint. The Complainant alleged that on 2.07.2016, he had visited along with his pregnant wife the Respondent Hospital. The wife was asked to undergo 2 tests viz. […]

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Sri Biswanath Rana vs. Dr. Alok Kumar Shee & Ors. (F.A. No. A/802/2017) FACTS: The Biswanath was suffering from a hernia problem and visited Dr. Alok at the hospital where the doctor performed bilateral inguinal herniopalasty. The patient was discharged in a few days but his suffering didn’t end. Pus developed at the operated site […]

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