Delhi based 'LegalMD' a professional risk management consultant, has come forward to help doctors face new age legal challenges in the medical practice.
Patients suing doctors or hospitals is rising alarmingly at a rate of 200% per annum. Patients fighting for compensation for Medical Negligence, courts directing hospitals to pay paulty compensation for negligence has become quite common. Now things are changing. Medical negligence cases are being fought like never before. Ever since Supreme Court directed AMRI hospital in Kolkata to pay Rs 11.4 crore compensation to Dr. Kunal Saha, a US based Indian origin doctor for medical negligence which led to his wife Dr. Anuradha, 29years old a child psychologist’s death things have changed dramatically. We haven’t ever witnessed that kind of huge compensation at least in India. Doctors are also started feeling the heat. It is better to stop practicing medicine than be sued said one doctor. This is sufficient enough to judge the mood of the medical fraternity.
To offer solution and guide doctors on such issues, a Delhi based LegalMD announced Risk Management Solution to Medical Professionals. The service is somewhat new and not widely known. It has set up a stall at Global Cancer Conference & Medicare Summit at HICC being organized by Hyderabad based OMICS Group.