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February, 2017

Hubballi: The death of 21- year- old wrestler, Santosh Hosamani has shocked the region's sports fraternity as he had merely suffered a fracture in the thigh bone in a recent wrestling bout and had suc
CHENNAI: Instruments break during operations and additional surgery to remove fragments of broken instrument is not justified, a consumer forum here quoted medical texts as saying, while absolving a d
CHENNAI: Instruments break during operations and additional surgery to remove fragments of broken instrument is not justified, a consumer forum here quoted medical texts as saying, while absolving a&n
New Delhi: AIIMS Nurses’ Union held a protest over the hospital administration revoking suspension of five resident doctors in connection with their colleague’s death due to alleged neglig
In case of Patient leaving the Hospital against the Medical Advice (LAMA), no negligence can be attributed to Doctors” This was the observation made by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal C
A 30-year-old woman died at a private hospital in Kanchanbagh on Tuesday. The deceased, Shaheen Begum, a resident of Hafeezbabanagar, allegedly died due to medical negligence at the Lifecell Hospital
LUCKNOW: For a constituency that has King George's Medical University, Queen Mary Hospital, Balram pur Hospitaland Veerangana Avanti Bai Hospital under it, the issue of health
Hyderabad: Within just one-week duration, five mothers died while giving birth to their babies at Niloufer Hospital, which raised many questions over the medical negligence in the hospital. All the wo
Hyderabad: A girl patient, who had been administered IV fluid which allegedly had fungus and an insect in the saline bottle on December 14, died on Tuesday at Gandhi hospital.  
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Tuesday revoked the suspension order of five resident doctors, accused of negligence in connection with the death of a pregnant nurse. The administration, b
VIJAYAWADA: A six-year-old boy died due to alleged medical negligence at the Government General Hospital (GGH) in Machilipatnam on Tuesday morning. Putti Susanth, a native of Nelaparru village of Mac
What is the Standard of Care? Have you or a loved one been harmed during medical care? The concept of the standard of care has evolved over the years and will continue to change as legal theory in thi
MUMBAI: As many as 700 medico legal cases are pending with the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) as the State government is yet to appoint five of its representatives to complete the quorum. The MMC h
HYDERABAD: In the course of just one week, five mothers died while delivering their babies at Niloufer Hospital, a shocking statistic that points to medical negligence of some kind. All the wome
NEW DELHI: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) suspended five doctors — three senior residents and two junior residents — on Sunday in a case of alleged medical n
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission on Sunday directed the Health Department to provide `50,000 as compensation to a patient after a group of doctors left behind a surgical in
While treatment plays an important role, maintaining cleanliness and avoiding contamination is also a crucial part of hospital administration. Failure to maintain hygiene can make the hospit
Udaipur :  The Rajasthan State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has asked a doctor to pay compensation to a man for wrongly treating him for HIV without confirming the disease through advanc
The fate of around 774 cases of medical negligence hangs in balance as the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) officials pinpoint that these cases remain unheard till date. This is further accentuated w
Udaipur: The Rajasthan State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has asked a doctor to pay compensation to a man for wrongly treating him for HIV without confirming the disease through advance
Protests erupted in Banihal town of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after a pregnant woman died at a hospital here, allegedly due to medical negligence. Hundreds of locals and relatives of the woman, i
New Delhi: Consumer forum here has dismissed a complaint against the opthalmic sciences department of AIIMS for alleged medical negligence in 2000 by operating the wrong eye of a minor boy which made
New Delhi: The apex consumer commission has directed Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences(SGPGI) to pay Rs 15.65 lakh to kin of a woman who died during skin treatment du
A doctor was placed under suspension after a woman died due to alleged medical negligence at CHC Banihal on Thursday. Protests had erupted in Banihal town of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after Zubai
New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) The apex consumer commission has directed Chandigarh-based Government Medical College and Hospital to pay Rs eight lakh to the family members of a burn victim who died after bei
New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The apex consumer commission has directed Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences(SGPGI) to pay Rs 15.65 lakh to kin of a woman who died during
Deformities due to medical negligence in focus The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered the government to make legislation, if required, to ensure that children who are born with disabi

January, 2017

In a landmark order, observing that none of the sterilisation methods can provide a 100% guarantee that pregnancy will not occur, the national consumer commission dismissed a man's plea who alleged ne
New Delhi: The amputation of a patient's leg due to alleged medical negligence and improper diagnosis by doctors at a Chandigarh government hospital has led the apex consumer commission aski
MUMBAI: In a landmark order, observing that none of the sterilization methods can provide a 100% guarantee that pregnancy will not occur, the national consumer commissiondismissed a man's plea wh
New Delhi: The amputation of a patients leg due to alleged medical negligence and improper diagnosis by doctors at at the one of the apex medical institutions of the country, PGIMER, Chandigarh has le
The premier medical institute in Chandigarh and one of the finest in the country has been found guilty of improper diagnosis and medical negligence. The unfortunate case of amputating patient’s
JAMMU, Jan 24: SSP Crime, Jammu, Mubassar Latifi today submitted preliminary report in the alleged medical negligence of GMC Jammu doctors in death of Sadhaya Arora, son of BJP MLC Ramesh Arora.The pr
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday sought responses from the State governments of AP and TS as well as three corporate hospitals against which allegations of medical negligence were mad
Jammu Tawi, January 18: A meeting of the Joint House Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, constituted to look into the alleged medical negligence leading to the death of son of MLC, Ram
Doctors associated with the State branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a black day on Tuesday to draw the government’s attention to the increasing attacks on the medical frate
Jaipur: A medical practitioner and a private hospital in Jaipur has been slapped a total of Rs 11 lakhs compensation on account of medical negligence that led to the death of a newborn during child bi
CHENNAI: If a patient either dies or sustains a permanent ailment despite a doctor providing due care, the doctor cannot be held guilty of medical negligence, the national consumer disputes redressal
Nagpur: There has been some increasing incidents of medical negligence reported against doctors in the past few years, where the complaint against them usually has been regarding taking improper conse
Doctors found guilty of medical negligence will not lose their licence to practise, the Supreme Court has held in a significant decision on the ground that ‘humans can err’.
JAIPUR: The Jaipur district consumer dispute redressal forum has ordered a private hospital in Jaipur to pay a compensation of Rs 11 lakh to a patient for medical negligence which resulted i
New Delhi: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court on Friday, dismissed the petition filed by Dr Kunal Saha that sought the cancellation of the licences of three doctors, who were invol
NEW DELHI: With nearly 60,000 cases pending in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice J S Kheharfirmly put in place a queue system for justice dispensation on Friday by summarily rejecting request
HYDERABAD: A consumer court has asked a city hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a patient who died after undergoing liver transplant surgery at
BALLARI: Shreedevi Honnappa Hugar and Pushpa Hanumant, who were among the 15 women hospitalised after being injected wrong drug before sterilisation at a primary health centre  in Kamalapur, are
In the wake of the election of nine members to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), the onus is on the state government to nominate five more members to ensure smooth functioning of the quasi-judici
More aggressive malpractice climates don’t necessarily protect patients from surgical complications, a new study suggests   Supporters of medical malpractice laws that make it easier
BALLARI & BENGALURU: Fifteen women, who were admitted to the primary health centre at Kamalapur in Hosapete, Ballari district, for tubectomy on Wednesday, were hospitalised after being injected wr
Jammu, January 11, (Scoop News)- A meeting of the Joint House Committee constituted to look into the alleged medical negligence of doctors in GMC Jammu was held under the Chairmanship MLC, Ghulam Nabi
Meerut: Barely two weeks after junior resident doctors at Meerut’s LLRM College demanded a magesterial inquiry into the death of a medical intern, the district magistrate on Wednesday ordered a
Rights of Doctors against criminal action  Recent incidence in Pune stirred up the hornet’s nest among medical fraternity when Doctors were arrested on the alleged ground of Medical Neglige
A diagnostic error may not always be constituted as medical negligence.Among the many nightmares in medical practice is anegligence lawsuit. I empathise with colleagues of mine who have been so involv
Indore: Family members of an 8-year-old boy created ruckus after his death at Bhandari Hospital alleging medical negligence by the doctors, on Sunday. They alleged that the patient died just a f
Grants non-conditional bail to four doctors and nurseThe Pune Cantonment Court on Saturday made Hadapsar police drop the stringent non-bailable Section 304(II) (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal
PUNE: A sessions court here on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to five doctors in a separate case of alleged medical negligence, observing that the non-bailable offence of culpable&n
Karnataka: AYUSH doctors working in the primary health centres with the state government may soon be allowed to practice allopathy in the state provided they meet certain conditions A recent report in
PUNE: The medical and the legal fraternity in and outside the city has reacted sharply to the arrest of three doctors and a nurse in an alleged medical negligence case, arguing that the 
Say they were booked under wrong section for negligence; police claim otherwiseThe arrest of three doctors — Kusum Tamhane, Uttam Tamhane and Sanjay Ladkat —and nurse Manisha Gajanan Mandl
It’s official. Practitioners of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) appointed in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in rural areas of Karnataka can practice allopathy “during
Pune: The recent arrest of three doctors and one nurse from Sanjivani Hospital at Gadital, Hadapsar has indeed sent ripples down the medical fraternity. The arrest came yesterday, on account of an all
PUNE: The Hadapsar police on Wednesday arrested three doctors and a nurse for alleged medical negligence leading to the death of a woman patientin August l
Relatives of a 19-year-old youth ransacked a private hospital here on Wednesday alleging that the former died of medical negligence. However, the hospital has claimed that relatives who trespassed int
Following a series of upheavals to restore Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) back through a democratic process after a 7- month ordeal, the state government is yet to notify 9 members to the 18 member
In yet another shameful incident of medical negligence in the country, the father of a stillborn baby was forced to take away the corpse in a bag after the nurse at Jagdalpur Medical College, Chhatt
KOCHI: The Government Medical College, Ernakulam, which has been facing serious allegations of medical negligence over the recent death of a medical student, has come under fire once again.In a compla
Negligent treatment at a city hospital has turned a one-and-half-year-old baby into a lifeless vegetative state with 80 per cent brain death. Avighna Saha was admitted at a medical facility this
Parents of an 80 per cent brain dead one-and-half years old baby boy, who blame the condition on medical negligence, on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to shut down the private
Alleging medical negligence, the family members of an accident victim who was declared brought dead by a duty doctor at Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), attacked the doctors and staff and
CHENNAI: After eight years and five surgeries - with no relief - a woman won more than 6.5 lakh as compensation in a case of medical negligence.V Visalakshi of Kolathur informed the North Chennai dist
BHEEMGUDA:A tribal has lost one of his legs through amputation due to alleged negligence on the part of government hospital doctors.Attram Manku, a Kolam tribe farmer of Bheemguda tribal hamlet in Dha

December, 2016

MALAPPURAM: In a case of alleged medical negligence, a Dalit woman gave birth to a baby in the bathroom at the Manjeri Medical College Hospital on Saturday. According to sources, the woman was hospit
The courts, which lack qualified members, serve very little purpose to the citizenIn 2010, a client approached me with a case against an automobile manufacturer he had filed before a consumer forum in
Sale of packaged drinking water above MRP, medical negligence cases and delay in handing over of flats by builders were some issues that led the consumer fora to take sellers and service providers to
A clerical error of using a female form template for a male patient's ultrasound report, followed by medical negligence at a reputed private hospital of the national Capital, left a Delhi-based civil
New Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) Sale of packaged drinking water above MRP, medical negligence cases and delay in handing over of flats by builders were some issues that led the consumer fora to take sellers a
Ranchi, Dec. 28: Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal was on Wednesday sworn in as the 88th President of Indian Medical Association.  Dr RN Tandon will support him as the as
In the last 19 years, not a single day has passed when Murari Lal Goel did not remember his eldest son. Dr Subash Goel lost his life to medical negligence in 1997. During this long fight for justice,
eath of a 33-year-old woman at a private fertility hospital here, the police have decided to refer the matter to medical experts to probe the charge of negligence.   
KOCHI: K A Abootty, father of Shamna Tasnim, a second-year MBBS student of Ernakulam Government Medical College, who died due to alleged medical negligence, submitted a memorandum to the State Hu
NEW DELHI: Insurance firms often lack a heart when dealing with claims, the chief of India's apex consumer protection body said on Saturday. Justice D K Jain, president of the 
KOCHI: Six months after the death of MBBS student Shamna Tasneem at Government Medical College, Kalamassery, due to alleged medical negligence, the state government admitted lapse on the par
The Indian Medical Association panel swept the Maharashtra Medical Council elections which were held on 18 December, winning all 9 seats that were up for grabs.The election results, which were declare
Terming sterilisation not a 100 per cent safe and secure procedure, the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission declined a plea of a woman who had claimed compensation from a city-based hos
MADHYA Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has taken cognizance of pathetic hospital treatment to poor people at Hamidia Hospital. Missives have been issued to Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO),
Anaesthesiologist, are like aeroplane pilots, are essentially 99% of the time in a “watchful waiting mode”. It is when an untoward event occurs that they are called into action, their leve
Kendrapara: In an instance of medical negligence, doctors allegedly sliced the intestine of a woman who was admitted for sterilization at a government run hospital in Kendrapara district. Jharana Mall
The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC),quasi-judicial body of 85,000 doctors in the state, has not heard any case of medical negligence in the past seven months.There are a total of 1,200 negligence ca
Kendrapara: In an instance of extreme medical negligence, doctors allegedly sliced the intestine of a woman who was admitted for sterilisation at a government-run hospital in Kendrapara district
More than a year has passed, but the period is not enough to heal the hurt or dry the tears for Ashok Kumar Baral, who lost his son last year. Mr Baral and his family still sit at home hoping that one
JAIPUR: Tension prevailed at Barachana Community Health Centre (CHC) in the district on Tuesday following the death of an unidentified man due to alleged medical negligence. As the news spread, BJP wo
BENGALURU: Ten staffers of M S Ramaiah College hospital have been booked by Sadashivanagar police for allegedly transfusing a woman patient with HIV infected blood. According to her brother, the 42-y
HYDERABAD: Based on a complaint by software engineer, Yerabolu Vijay Kumar, who alleged that Shravya Speech and Hearing Centre in SR Nagar, made a wrong diagnosis to his daughter result
Jaipur: Five Medical Practitioners are facing suspension of registration by the Rajasthan Medical Council, after they were found flouting the ethical rules laid down by the Medical Council of India. T
The quasi-judicial body of 85,000 doctors in the state, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) is all set to be reinstated soon with elections conducted successfully on December 18, 2016. Counting will
The Maharashtra Medical Council Elections were held on Sunday, but there is still no clarity on the method of counting votes. Even as 20,000 of the 85,000 registered allopathic doctors eligible to cas
Berhampur: A 7-year-old boy died after alleged medical negligence and wrong injection at Bikrampur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district. Aditya Barada was taken to a village nurse’s home fo
Close to 24 per cent of doctors across Maharashtra turned out to elect their representatives to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) on Sunday. The voting was conducted at 120 booths in medical colle
GURGAON: A private hospital from the district may have to face an inquiry by the state medical council after the district health department found the hospital responsible of medical neg
On Friday morning, family members of Vimla Bai called 108 ambulance services to take the ailing 78-year-old to a hospital, but in vain. In fact, since Independence, Salaidhana villagers in MP’s
“The transfusion made at the Hospital cannot be termed as 100% safe and hence no negligence cannot be attributed to Doctors…..”… Case for Rs.90 lakhs compensation dismissed&h
When Ramjeet Rathore was rushed to a premier private hospital after suffering injuries in a road accident, he expected first-class care. What he got instead, he claims, were apathy and a mammoth bill.
Ranchi, Dec. 15: A baby girl born last evening and who was hale and hearty till 9am today was pronounced dead an hour later at a private hospital in the capital, prompting her bereaved family to
Four infants have died in less than 48 hours at a govt hospital in Betul. The case came to light on Wednesday when the family members created a ruckus at the hospital alleging medical negligence. &nb
Bhubaneswar: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) lodged at the Bolangir jail died at Bolangir District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) late on Wednesday night due to alleged negligence in treatment. Satya
CHANDIGARH: The first case under the Medical Negligence Committee set up in October has given a clean chit to doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.
Fifteen days ago, my husband started showing symptoms of a viral fever. Since I myself was suffering from a common cold, I assumed that he had simply caught the infection from me. But two days later,
Three years on, the six-year-old remains in a vegetative state; family hard-pressed for funds  “What is the point of writing about my daughter again? I will be happy if it can help her g
GOKAK : A 16-month-old boy of Pamaladinni village in Gokak taluk may lose a leg, allegedly due to a doctor’s negligence in administering an injection. Siddappa Gangayi had taken his son Cha
NEW DELHI: Following reports about shortage of ventilators in Delhi government-run hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today pulled up Health Minister Satyendar Jain who in turn sought to shift
HYDERABAD: The State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has issued notices to the Rachakonda police and the District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) to enquire into alle
Doctors have developed a mobile application that will help patients check the credentials of the medical practitioners they consult. The app, created by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), will als
New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) Parents of a 20-day-old infant, who died due to alleged medical negligence, have filed a complaint at the Saket police station here against a private hospital.  R K Mecolt
Maharashtra : Dr Gurram Manik, a gynecologist from Solapur  and Parivartan, a team of eight doctors who are one of the contenders for  Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) polls, have developed
VIJAYAWADA: A 20-year-old pregnant woman died due to alleged medical negligence at a private nursing home. The gynaecologist at the institute has been accused of attempting cesarean in the absenc
Consumer Protection Act should not be a halter round the neck New Delhi: Doctors can only provide treatment and cannot guarantee cure. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, in a recent
Forty-nine candidates are in the fray and more than four panels have been formed in the run-up to the elections to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC). The elections will be held on December 18. Th
As medicine is not an exact science, the outcome of a treatment cannot be guaranteed. So can a doctor be held responsible merely because the treatment does not give the desired result?Case Study: Due
The committee investigating the death of an infant boy from Govandi, whose parents said the baby died after a doctor allegedly refused treatment as the family had the scrapped Rs500 notes to pay the b
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) needs urgent reforms to perform its primary task as a watchdog of the medical profession, said social health activists ahead of the MMC election
A Lidhora-based woman died after a sterilisation surgery in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district on Friday evening. Her father claimed the hospital’s negligence led to her death.  Sou
Hyderabad: A recent RTI filed by one Mujtaba Hasan Askari (activist) has revealed that there are 22 medico legal cases still pending with the Telangana state medical council (TSMC), waiting to be

November, 2016

The National Human Rights Commission has begun an enquiry into a government hospital's alleged medical negligence.
A Ghaziabad hospital has been directed to pay Rs.2 lakh to a woman for leaving part of a cannula in her uterus about four years ago when she underwent an abortion on the advice of a doctor.  
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Medical College Police on Sunday registered a case after a 24-year-old woman died of alleged medical negligence at Medical College Hospital. Relatives of Neethu, who hails
Mumbai: The State Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum on November 16th has given its verdict on a fourteen year old case, asking the reputed Nanavati Hospital and the doctor Dr Mukesh Desai, alleged
BHUBANESWAR:  In a significant order, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the Health and Family Welfare Department to pay a compensation of `3 lakh to a woman who had to lose a
Yet another woman had died  in G.B.Pant Hospital after delivering twin healthy babies here this  morning. According to hospital  sources, caesarian operation was conducted uponMrs. Anj
NOIDA: A family, which had alleged that their three-year old child died due to negligence of a doctor of a private hospital and had complained to the DM about the incident, is running pillar to post s
KOCHI: K A Abootty, father of Shamna Tasneem who died at Ernakulam Medical College a few months ago allegedly due to medical negligence, came down heavily against the authorities of Rajagiri Hospital
MUMBAI: Fourteen years after a five-year-old girl succumbed to leukaemia, the state consumer commission held the doctor and a reputed suburban hospital guilty of being negligent during her i
Following media reports of medical negligence in the case of a young woman who was initially told she was pregnant but informed eight months later that she only had a cyst, the National Human Rights C
His appointment as World Medical Association President has evoked extreme reactions   Late last month, the appointment of Ketan Desai as the President of the World Medical Association was p
HYDERABAD: While justice was handed out to S Nikhil Reddy in the limb-lengthening surgery case with a two-year ban on the surgeon, Dr G Chandra Bhushan, along with six other cases early
BHOPAL: Wife of head a constable, who died on November 14 at Gastro Care Hospital has accused doctors of medical negligence and delaying the treatment till the family submitted a cheque. Nirmala
A simple medical procedure cost Najafgarh resident Kamla Devi her life. In July 2014, she went to a CGHS clinic for her monthly dose of insulin. She also mentioned spotting a little blood in her stool
Thane: In a case of alleged medical negligence, State Human Rights Commission, has slapped the state government with compensation, while also directing to initiate action against doctors working at Ci
KOCHI: The Crime Branch team probing the death of medical student Shamna Tasnim has recorded the statement of her father. Shamna’s father K A Abootty appeared before Crime Branch DySP K Sasidhar
KOCHI: The state-level medical board will be meeting in Kochi on Wednesday to look into the complaints of medical negligence, which allegedly led to the death of Shamna Thasneem, a
During a surgery for a broken hip joint, the doctors left a guide-wire inside the abdomen of Chander Kant, 63. It took five years for Chander and her husband Rohtar Singh, who is a labourer, to win a
Krishna Malhotra, 69, needed a foot surgery but ended up with a heart bypass and an amputated leg. Malhotra had uncontrolled diabetes that resulted in a diabetic foot from nerve damage. The national
The South Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered a dentist to pay a compensation of Rs.2 lakh to a woman for giving her faulty treatment and even threatening her when she pursued a case a
Human rights commission asks state to initiate action against 3 doctors for being 'negligent'.Eight years after a couple from Bhiwandi lost their baby during delivery at the Thane Civil Hospital, the
BENGALURU: A man has accused a private hospital in north Bengaluru of medical negligence during his wife's delivery. He also alleged that despite filing a complaint, KG Halli police closed t
What do patients really expect from health care? People don’t want more care—they want right care. People don’t expect perfection, but they demand transparency.  Plan, do check
RAYAGADA: In yet another shocking incident of maternal death in Rayagada district due to medical negligence, a 28-year-old woman died within a few hours of delivering her child in the District Headqua
RAJKOT: Mount Abu IMA has handed memorandum to SDM Mount Abu against the draconian intentions of government of India, which spells doom for the suffering people and the medical fra
NAGPUR: The number of claims for medical negligence cases is on the rise. A study by advocate Mahendra Kumar Bajpai, a leading authority on medical law, shows a 110% rise in number of m
The Registrar of the Karnataka Medical Council, B.P.S. Murthy, has issued a notice to the city-based Ashok Hospital in Subash Nagar and two doctors serving there — Kadambari Bhushan Desai and Bh
Thrissur: A R Madhukumar, the assistant superintendent of the Central Prison,Viyyur, has approached the Kerala Human Rights Commission alleging that his wife had died due to the medical negligence at
 I am a cardiac surgeon looking to buy professional indemnity insurance. Can you tell me a little bit more about it? —Pradeep Sharma Professional indemnity insurance will cover you agains
Early morning on February 3, Inder Kumar Gupta found his wife Manju on the bathroom floor. Her speech was slurred and her hand hurt. Realising that it was a medical emergency, Gupta took her to Bhagat
A police case was registered against a Govandi doctor over the death of a newborn boy on Saturday, a day after the infant died after being allegedly refused treatment at Jeevan Jyot Hospital since the
It is essential to have proper grouping and crossmatching of blood before going for blood transfusion. Failure to do so would tantamount to a clear case of medical negligence.Case
KOCHI: The Crime Branch has taken over the probe into death of Shamna Tasnim, MBBS student  of Kalamassery Government Medical College, allegedly due to medical negligence. SP Yatish Chandra will
Chennai: Concerned at the increasing number of quacks surfacing every other day, the state health department has issued a directive to all joint directors in the district under the directorate of medi
BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Human Rights Commission(OHRC) while hearing a case of medical negligence has asked the state government to pay Rs 2 lakh as compensation to Amarbar Swain of Dhinkia&n
The family of Nikhil Reddy, the 22-year-old who underwent a controversial limb lengthening surgery seven months ago, is pressing for criminal charges citing TS Medical Council’s report which hol
Mumbai: Tata Memorial Hospital has been directed to pay a total sum of  Rs 5,20,000 compensation by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission following the death of a patient. The cause of
NAINITAL: Nainital district consumer forum has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a dental clinic for medical negligence.  
Nanital: Fine of Rs 25,000 have been levied on a Dental Clinic as the Nainital District Consumer Forum has held it responsible for removing a healthy tooth in a case dated 2011, while treating a patie
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A man who was on fast in front of the Secretariat along with his family, demanding arrest of those who were allegedly behind the death of her daughter, today climbed up a tree ther
Telangana State Medical Council received 32 complaints involving 80 doctors this year Telangana Medical Council’s suspension of a Kukatpally-based doctor treating infertility has brought to f
HYDERABAD: Malpractice in the medical sector is not something new, the World Medical Association (WMA) this year had appointed Dr Ketan Desai, a doctor tainted with corruption charges, as its presiden
The Telangana State Medical Council seems to be lethargic in taking action against medical practitioners who are facing allegations of negligence and violating medical ethics during their course of tr
BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered two surgeons and an anaesthetist of Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram, to pay `23.54 lakh as compensation to the husband
Kusuma didn't get timely treatment at KC General Hospital' Family of a six-year-old girl from Bengaluru is fighting for justice for nearly a year. Kusuma’s father has been seeking action
Bengaluru: Two surgeons and one anaesthetist of Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram, have been directed by the Karnataka State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to pay a sum of Rs 23.54 lakh as compen
Hyderabad: Hyderabad District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum-3 in its judgement of October 27, 2016, ordered the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences director (not named) and its surgeo
Hyderabad: 2 years after A. Mallikamba under went a surgery for a cystic lesion of the pancreas, she had to be operated on a second time. Only this time, the surgery was conducted to remove the&n
Fortis Seshadripuram doctors asked to cough up Rs 23.5 lakh as surgery was conducted despite absence of a cardiac care centre, which led to the death of 45-yr-old lady principal of a school.

October, 2016

Margao: The Supreme Court, while allowing an appeal filed by a Margao-based chartered accountant, Sheela Naik Gaunekar, alleging medical negligence in the death of her husband, has ordered A
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, held Tata Memorial Hospital guilty of medical negligence which led to the death of the patient. The commission, slapped a fine of Rs 5,20,000 for neg
SRINAGAR, Oct 28: A couple of doctors today allegedly thrashed an attendant and damaged hospital property at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here after the latter accused them of medical negl
JAMMU: Justice B.S Walia of Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) directed Sub-Judge (Special Mobile Magistrate) Kathua to pass appropriate orders in the light of the report dated 19th October, 20
27 Oct, Gangtok : A biggest in Sikkim PPP hospital Central Referral Hospital CRH aka Sikkim Manipal Hospital located at Tadong once again comes under severe public criticism. On Sunday an aged woman M
In yet another case of medical negligence, a Aligarh Muslim University professor has died at the varsity’s hospital after authorities couldn’t arrange an ambulance for him for over six hou
Nagpur: The circuit bench of the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed a complaint alleging medical negligence on part of a senior city-based plastic surgeon. It
VIJAYAWADA: An intermediate second-year student G Santosh Kumar, studying in SRR government college and staying in BC welfare hostel in Gunadala, died at new government general hospital (GGH) on Monda
BAREILLY: Blaming negligence on the part of doctors, family members and relatives of a patient who died at a hospital here on Sunday ransacked the premises.     According to police, Lia
The baggage today’s doctors carry is not an easy one to comprehend. Society has been talking for a while on what doctors should do, how much they should earn and what is expected from them. This
Notice issued to 2 hospitals, 3 doctors A 28-year- old youth has maintained through his counsel in a complaint to Chhattisgarh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (CSCDRC) that he was sole e
Police registered a case of medical negligence against doctor of a nursing home under the One Town Police Station limits here on Saturday. The issue has come to light after a gap of five months. &nbs
Nayagarh: A woman died due to alleged medical negligence at Nayagarh district headquarters hospital Sunday. The deceased was identified as Jayanti Nayak, wife of Sudarshan Nayak from Nantipur vil
BENGALURU: Holding surgeons of a reputable city hospital guilty of negligence, the Karnataka Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the hospital to pay Rs 23.54 lakh as compensation to th
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad High Court has issued notices to Andhra Pradesh revenue secretary, Chittoor district collector, district medical officer and superintendent of Sri Ven
The duty doctor, who was accused of medical negligence in the case wherein ants allegedly bit the dead body of an infant at a district hospital, on Wednesday asked for more time from the Madhya Prades
Mumbai: Holding the Vidula Nursing Home and its gynecologist Dr Pradip Pawar guilty of negligence, the Maharashtra State Consumer Commission slapped a compensation of Rs 17.5 lakhs on account of
The Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Pravin Bakshi, on Thursday said action would be taken against the doctor if it was proved that he committed an act of medical negligence by prematurely rele
The kin of a new born which died at the Dufferin Hospital in Kanpur on Wednesday, today alleged medical negligence as being responsible for the child's death. Deep Verma, a resident of Sing
Relatives of a deceased 25-year-old woman and members of various political outfits staged a protest near Kuyil Hill in Coonoor, demanding that a local private clinic where she was treated pay for the
A month after a committee constituted by Director General Health Services (DGHS), Haryana, held a Panchkula-based private hospital guilty of negligence in providing adequate care to patients, the DGHS
Even before the city could recover from the shock of the kidney racket that was exposed in Hiranandani Hospital, another shocker has come in the form of a poster at Sion Hospital, which claims that se
Nagpur: In a Judgment that is slated to have far reaching consequences, the Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Circuit Bench At Nagpur dismissed the plea of complainant Ani
The Thrikkakara police investigating the case of the death of medical student Shamna Tasneem is likely to seek the opinion of an appellate body as the medical board that had submitted the report on th
Quackery, Negligence And Ethical Violations Are Rampant In Tamil Nadu, But Medical Council Caught In Turf BattlesTamil Nadu may need a shorter prescription for boosting its health system compared to o
Kolkata: The West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held a city-based private hospital and its senior cardiologist guilty of botched informed consent leading to the death of a pat
Kolkata, Oct 17 : The West Bengal Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held a city-based private hospital and its senior cardiologist guilty of botched informed consent leading to the death of a
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a patient of Asthma died as the oxygen cylinder was empty in the Ambulance in Chandpur area of Bijnor,
BARIPADA: Tension ran high in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Baripada on Thursday following death of a pregnant woman allegedly due to medical negligence.Her family members and locals sta
The patient and her family had come to India to avail of treatment for kidney failure An 18-year-old girl from Yemen who was being treated for kidney failure at a prominent hospital in the city has
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh government over the reported death of an asthma patient in an ambulance while he was being rushed to a hospita
Bengaluru: An 18-year-old Yemeni girl, who was undergoing treatment for end-stage kidney failure at Fortis Hospital in Bengaluru, has lost her hearing in both ears because of medical negligence o
Bargarh: Tension prevailed at the district headquarters hospital here as a woman died reportedly due to medical negligence after giving birth to a baby boy Tuesday. 
The Powai police has charged five senior doctors of Hiranadani Hospital with medical negligence in its chargesheet in the kidney racket unearthed there in July. The hospital’s CEO Dr. Sujit Chat
After much controversy and delay, the Maharashtra Medical Council’s (MMC) elections are set for December 18 to elect at least nine doctors to the executive committee. The new executive council w
HYDERABAD: Alleging that their 18-year-old son died due to medical negligence, parents of a bike mechanic staged a protest in front of a registered medical practitioner's (RMP) house at Nagole&nb
Billori, Chhattisgarh: As she went into labour, Soni Baghel, who lives in one of Chhattisgarh’s poorest districts, wasn’t especially worried. She had delivered two babies earlier with
Puri: A woman allegedly died due to medical negligence at a private nursing home in the city here after delivering a baby girl in the wee hours of Sunday.Relatives of the deceased lodged a compla
Kochi: The medicos of the Government Medical College, Ernakulam including Junior residents and house surgeons, staged a strike on Friday demonstrating against the suspension of two doctors, Dr Ji
Bengaluru: Pleas of two doctors Dr Indira Rao, a gynecologist, and Dr Anil Kumar Sakalecha, a radiologist, working in Santosh hospital,  in the state were dismissed by the State Hi
House surgeons and postgraduate students of Government Medical College, Ernakulam, stayed away from routine work on Friday after they staged a protest against the government decision to suspend two do
KOCHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has registered protest against the suspension of a doctor of the Kochi Medical College in connection with the alleged medical negligence that led to the dea
The parents and family of a 24-year-old woman, who had been admitted to a private hospital near Bedford in Coonoor, staged a protest in front of the hospital on Thursday night, alleging the hospital o
The Director of Medical Education on Thursday suspended Jilse George, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department at the Government Medical College, Ernakulam, and Bino Jose, a first-year postgra
KOCHI: The state government has suspended two doctors with the Government Medical College, Ernakulam, pending inquiry, over the incident in which Shamna Thasneem, a second year medical student of the
Pune : Experience cannot count as a replacement for a specialized qualification. The Maharashtra State Consumer Forum has made this amply clear in a medical negligence case pointing out that
KOCHI: The Medical Board, which probed the alleged medical negligence that led to the death of  MBBS student Shamna Tasnim at Kalamassery Medical College, on Wednesday submitted its probe report
Is there any health cover which covers medical tests as well, or is it only for hospitalisation? I need to do medical tests on a regular basis due to diabetes. —Arjun Singh There are several h
KOCHI: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed seven officials including the state chief secretary and director general of police to submit detailed reports on the death of Shamna
RIGHTS PANEL REGISTERS CASE IN STUDENT’S DEATH   The Kerala State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday registered a case on its own in connection with the death of a 22-year-old medical s
KOCHI: The final medical panel report on alleged medical negligence in the death of medico Shamna Tasnim of Ernakulam Government Medical College is set to be submitted to the City Police Commissi
KOCHI: The medical board investigating the alleged medical negligence in the death of MBBS student Shamna Tasnim at Kalamassery Medical College failed to reach a conclusion even after three sittings.
GALURU: The high court on Monday dismissed the pleas of two doctors working at a private hospital in an alleged medical negligence case registered in April 2010.    
BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday dismissed the petitions filed by two doctors who had challenged the chargesheet filed against them on charges of medical negligence in a sensational case of a death
VASCO: Dropping the charges framed against Dr Shantaram Surme, who was booked for medical negligence in the suspected death of Raveena Rodrigues, the Children’s Court has transferred the case to
Kolkata: A mob of around 40 people, residents of a neighbouring slum, vandalized the state run RG Kar Medical College and Hospital and took over the road leading to Kolkata Railway 
In a landmark order, a consumer disputes redressal commission in Bengaluru has asked three doctors of Fortis Hospital to pay a compensation amounting to Rs.23.5 lakh to the family of a woman who
MUMBAI: Can a general medical practitioner without specialized qualification practise as an anaesthetist? Would hands on training be a substitute for requisite qualification? This issue has been decid
KOLKATA:  The arrest of a 70-year-old doctor in Kolkata on allegations of molestation earlier this month has worried medical practitioners in the city, who turned out in large numbers to pro

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The Delhi consumer commission has directed a private hospital and two orthopaedics to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to a patient who had suffered 40 per cent disability on his left leg due to medical
Hyderabad: A 37-year-old women while undergoing egg harvesting procedure at a city treatment centre fell into coma allegedly due to medical negligence. The women’s husband has alleged that
The Additional Thane district consumer dispute redressal forum recently penalised a Navi Mumbai based Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) surgeon for the negligent services which she provided to one of her patients
Hyderabad: A 36-year-old housewife who was treated at a fertility clinic in Nagole has become critically ill after a minor surgery. The housewife, Sai Jyothi’s, husband Dr Suman Kalyan alle
More than Rs 1 crore inclusive of compensation and other amounts has been demanded by an advocate of Bhilai alleging medical negligence against three doctors in his complaint filed in Chhattisgarh Sta
The Delhi consumer commission has directed a private hospital and two orthopaedics to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation to a patient who had suffered 40 per cent disability on his left leg due
In yet another incident of medical apathy, a woman was forced to deliver her baby aboard a tonga (horse-drawn carriage) in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, the woman was brought to the
A mother-of-two who underwent a double mastectomy in 1997 after a cancer scare has revealed how failed breast implants have caused her severe physical damage. Aly Tate, 56, decided to have her breasts
KOLKATA: The dreams of a young man from Bihar of joining the Indian Army lay shattered after he lost sensation in his left hand owing to "medical negligence" following a surgery performed by a doctor
KOLKATA:  The dreams of a young man from Bihar of joining the Indian Army lay shattered after he lost sensation in his left hand owing to "medical negligence" following a surgery performed b
The Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at Thane has ordered a child specialist from Mulund to pay Rs 10 lakh to the parents of a two-and-a-half-year-old child who was suffering f
Chennai: In a major move, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has overturned an order given by the Tamil Nadu state consumer commission, as per which the Apollo Hospital a
The district consumer forum recently held a Mulund based doctor and hospital guilty of medical negligence towards one of its patient. The forum, awarded a compensation of Rs50,000 towards the same, an
MUMBAI: A paediatrician will now have to pay compensation of Rs 11 lakh for negligence to the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old who died of pneumonia, after he did not perform an emergency procedure
Banglore: Repeated instances of violence against doctors is not just limited to government hospitals in the country, it seems. A recent instance of attack, shows that medical practitioners working wit
BENGALURU: Apollo Hospital on Bannerghatta Road has filed a complaint with the J P Nagar police against 30 unidentified people who allegedly barged into the hospital ICU in the wee hours on Wednesday
BENGALURU: Apollo Hospital on Bannerghatta Road has filed a complaint with the J P Nagar police against 30 unidentified people who allegedly barged into the hospital ICU in the wee hours on Wednesday
INLAKS HOSPITAL MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CASEAfter existing doctor named in FIR; suspends 2 nursing staff and orders an inquiry into prescription swap believed to have led to kidney patient's deathFirst, th
HYDERABAD: In a new twist to road accident victim L Prakash's death saga that sparked off a protest outside Gandhi hospital, his medical records proved that doctors at Osmania Gene
NEW DELHI: A resident of Amritsar has filed an FIR against the oncology department of Max Super speciality Hospital, Saket, in south Delhi, alleging negligence after he was operated upon for cancer an
Nayagarh: After Dana Majhi incident in Kalahandi, another man Wednesday carried on his shoulders the body of his wife following her death due to alleged medical negligence.   
A medical officer attached to a Primary Health Centre at Wada in the district was allegedly assaulted by a group of villagers over alleged medical negligence causing the death of a woman, police said
CHENNAI: After going through medical records running into as many as 3,000 pages, the national consumer disputes redressal commission, New Delhi, has quashed the order of Tamil Nadu state consumer com
KOCHI: The ongoing investigation into the death of an MBBS student at the Government Medical College here two months ago, allegedly due to medical negligence, has been delayed further due to the apath
PUNE: A 36-year-old man's family members have alleged negligence on the part of the medical staff when he died soon after being administered an injection on Friday morning.As of now, the Kothrud polic
Parents of eight-year-old Nandish, who died while undergoing treatment at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH) in the city on Friday have alleged that medical negligence led to their so
Even as the Bombay High Court has directed the state government to prepare the electoral roll of registered medical practitioners as a step towards conducting free and fair elections of Maharashtra Me
The term ‘Medical Terrorism’ has been creating a huge public opinion since May 14, 2016 in many parts of the world, particularly in Assam. Various opinions from the medical fraternity and
A man has alleged that Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital’s ‘negligence’ has resulted in the loss of his child. The man and his 23-year-old wife had gone to the hospital late on Sun
Madurai: With the inclusion of medical negligence cases in the ambit of Consumer Protection Act, reports of such instances are certainly on the rise. On rise are also cases of so-called “dissati
KOCHI: The medical board constituted to inquire into the death of an MBBS student at the Kochi Medical College, allegedly due to medical negligence, has not commenced its proceedings, despite the vict
Medical Negligence cases, apart from their criminal, civil as well as professional liabilities seems to have another major implication for accredited hospitals . This one comes in regards of the NABH
A man in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh has alleged that his daughter-in-law died after giving birth to a stillborn child due to negligence by the hospital staff. According to the man, the family
A five-member committee of doctors constituted by the Haryana Director General Health Services found a Panchkula-based private hospital guilty of “negligent in providing proper care to the patie
The district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a home healthcare company to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation for deploying inexperienced nurses to attend to a critically ill elderly residen
Against the backdrop of state government’s indifferent and delayed response on notifying MMC elections based on a PIL filed by Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Maharashtra Medical Council (M
THREE DOCTORS, including two from Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital and one representing the state government, have been held responsible under two rules of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, th
New Delhi: In the Mizrapur district of Uttar Pradesh, an elderly man was reported carrying his pregnant daughter-in-law on his shoulder knocking the doors of hospitals, both government and privat
In yet another incident of alleged negligence, a woman died for want of "medical attention" at the district hospital here two days after she gave birth to a stillborn, leading to a protest by local re
Proper informed consent of DNR ( Do Not Resuscitate) saved Drs from Rs.20 lakhs of compensation… Following is the case instance  of APOLLO SPECIALTY HOSPITAL & ANR., CHENNAI V/s.
KOLKATA: A patient's death at SSKM Hospital led the family to lodge a complaint with the hospital authorities on Tuesday, with allegations of medical negligence. The hospital administration has consti
In yet another case of medical negligence from Odisha’s Malkangiri district, a child lost his life after the ambulance failed to turn up on time. Reportedly, the child died due to high fever aft
KOCHI: Parents of Shamna Tasneem, the MBBS student who had died after being administered an injection at Government Medical College Ernakulam, have filed a complaint before the city police commissione
KOCHI: Father and relatives of Shamna Tasneem, the MBBS student who died at the Kochi Medical College allegedly due to medical negligence, on Monday met the City Police Commissioner and Deputy Commiss
In an alleged case of  medical negligence a patient died due to lack of oxygen in the ambulance. As per the family 35 -year-old Laxmi Devi of Puttaparthy, Anantapur of Andhra Pradesh was sufferin
Mumbai: Dr Vatsala Trivedi, famous urologist and transplant surgeon, credited with country’s first cadaveric kidney transplant at Sion Hospital in 1997, has now been asked by 
KOCHI: The police will refer the case related to the death of a student of the Ernakulam Government Medical College about one-and-half months ago, allegedly due to medical negligence, to medical board
As per reports, seven-year-old girl Barsha Khemudu, was being carried to a hospital in a 108 ambulance from Mathili to Malkangiri.
BADAUN: In an another case of alleged medical negligence in Uttar Pradesh, a pregnant woman died after delivering a baby girl at the gates of a primary health centre here.  
New Delhi: Doctors at a BMC-run hospital in Mumbai have been accused of gross medical negligence by a family of a 17-year-old boy after the patient complained his leg was paining severely.
G. Rukmani died after being in coma for 411 days after being given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen at a government hospital in Madurai.
Madurai: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Thursday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs 28.37 lakh compensation to the family of a 34-year old woman who died in 2012 due to medical
MADURAI: Stating that patients are subjecting themselves at the hands of doctors with the hope that the latter would do everything to save their lives, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Th

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According to sources, the members have yet not received any notice from the education department, whereas, the members have decided to approach the court once notices are served to them. 
BERHAMPUR: In a suspected case of medical negligence, a four-year-old boy suffering from thalassemia has reportedly contracted HIV after he was allegedly given infected blood at MKCG Medical College a
GHAZIABAD: In an alleged case of medical negligence a five old kid died in city's Combined Hospital after he was administered wrong injection. The deceased Ashu's family allege that he died on Tuesday
Kanpur district magistrate on Tuesday ordered a probe into the death of a 12-year-old boy, who died on his father’s shoulder as he was denied admission to the city’s biggest hosp
TWO members from the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) are set to challenge — in the Bombay High Court — the state government’s decision to dissolve the council that regulates ethica
Moradabad’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer ordered the clinics of unqualified doctors to be sealed and booked them on charges of medical negligence.
KOCHI: Justice Krishna Iyer Movement has requested the state government to initiate measures to expedite inquiry into the death of Shamna Thasneem, the MBBS student of Government Medical College, Erna
State dissolves council after irregularities, appointing administrator instead, who doctors say would be just a ministry puppet
Activist Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has submitted a representation before the Supreme Court appointed Oversight Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India Justice RM Lodha seeking systematic chang
The state medical education department has appointed Dr Abhay Chowdhary as administrator of the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC). The move comes after the Council's five-year tenure ended in May. The
Two infants have died in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh after a short circuit in the hospital cut off the oxygen supply to their ventilators.  
A 25-year-old woman, who gave birth to her second child four days ago, died in the early hours of Wednesday at Navi Mumbai Municipal Hospital in Vashi, due to alleged medical negligence.
INDORE: The National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Indore's bariatric surgeon Dr Mohit Bhandari, Mohak Hi-tech Specialty Hospital and Sri Aurobindo Institu
When India opened her doors for foreign investment in the post-1991 liberalization era, businessmen of all hues sensed opportunity. Among them, were those who identified healthcare as a space where In
INDORE: The National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Indore's bariatric surgeon Dr Mohit Bhandari, Mohak Hi-tech Specialty Hospital and Sri Aurobindo Institu
Thiruvananthapuram: In what was alleged to be a case of medical negligence, a surgical hook which was left inside the body of a patient at the Neduman...Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/ne
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The popular medical joke about the absent-minded surgeon, who forgets surgery equipment inside the patient's body, happened for real at the Nedumangad Taluk Hospital here. But
In a development that is likely to impact the treatment of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) and critical care units (CCUs) in private and government hospitals and nursing homes a
For relatives of patients who spend endless hours outside the Intensive Care and Critical Care Units of private hospitals, without a clue as to what care and treatment is being administered to their l
The Supreme Court has issued notice to Central and State Governments and the Medical Council of India and sought to know from them whether there are any guidelines in place regarding treatment of the
PURI: TENSION ran high on the premises of District Headquarters Hospital in Puri on Wednesday after a group of youths ransacked the OPD alleging death of a youth due to medical negligence.  
New Delhi: Taking into account the stream of medical negligence cases being filed against medical professionals and hospital, the supreme court has asked the Central Government as well as the MCI to&n
Patna: Social media remained abuzz with allegations of medical negligence leading to the death of a woman in city's Paras-HMRI hospital with a video featuring an ugly exchange of words between a patie
Bhubaneswar/Paralakhemundi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the State government will bear the medical expenses of Parala Maharaja Gajapati Narayan Deb, who has been
The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court today stayed an order reinstating a lady doctor who was suspended on the charge of negligence following the death of an infant at
Indore, Aug 17 (PTI) The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court today stayed an order reinstating a lady doctor who was suspended on the charge of negligence following the death of an infant at
Tension prevailed at Kodungaiyur after the family members of M. Manikandan protested alleging medical negligence against a private hospital on Saturday night.A senior official of the Chennai City Poli
Puri, August 14: Tension erupted on the premises of the district headquarters hospital here Sunday following the death of a section mechanical engineer with Indian Railways due to alleged medical negl
TUSSLE CONTINUES: A fortnight after threatening to dissolve the Maharashtra Medical Council, the state looks at options to take control of the autonomous body; opinion of Law and Judiciary Department
Mumbai: An infant admitted with fever died after being admitted to the intensive care unit, leaving the doctor "baffled'' in 2009. A consumer forum was on Friday baffled that the doctor and
Whether they were directly involved in the kidney racket or not, one thing is certain — the Hiranandani Hospital management continued to aid the racketeers even after the scam was busted. Also
KOCHI: The parents of Shamna Tasneem — the second year MBBS student who died at the Government Medical College, Ernakulam after being given an injection — has asked the state government to
The police on Tuesday arrested both the Chief Executive Officer and the Medical Director of Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, as well as three doctors, in connection with the kidney transplant racket that
Five doctors, including the CEO and the medical director of Dr LH Hiranandani hospital in Mumbai, were arrested late on Tuesday night in connection with an alleged attempt for an illegal kidney transp
HUNDREDS OF students of IIT-Kanpur on Tuesday blocked G T Road and staged a demonstration outside the campus accusing the doctors of the institute’s health centre of harassment and medical negli
Kanpur: A 26-year-old research scholar of IIT Kanpur on Monday died of cardiac arrest, a college official said, even as students protested, alleging that he was given an injection at the institut
An interesting examination scam got highlighted from the city Dehradun where some people tried to impersonate candidates during the exam. On the day of Uttarakhand Ayush Pre-medical Test (UAPMT), nine
Increasing cases of medical negligence in India are mainly due to lack of knowledge of doctors and carelessness by healthcare providers. Another reason for this issue is the over expectations of patie
MUMBAI: The tussle between the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) and the state government has put the fate of over 600 medical negligence cases in limbo. Some of these ca
Janus Pawlowicz was having root canal surgery at an Illinois dental clinic when his dentist told him that she had dropped an instrument somewhere and couldn't find it.
Vizag Navy hospital: A couple who stays in Vishakapatnam has lost their baby at the Navy hospital because of the negligence of the Medical team in the hospital. Madhu Pal, a media profession
Visakhapatnam: The wife of an Indian Navy engineer who lost her baby boy at the navy's hospital in Vizag due to alleged medical negligence at the time of delivery, wants authorities to take actio
LUCKNOW: Two days after the demise of its former state president Munna Singh Chauhan, the Rashtriya Lok Dal on Tuesday alleged laxity and medical negligence on the part of the doctors at Shyama Prasad
New Delhi: The apex consumer commission has held a Chhattisgarh-based hospital and one of its doctors guilty of medical negligence and directed them to pay Rs 2.3 lakh to a woman for leaving a surgica

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It was alleged that the Chhattisgarh doctor while conducting caesarean delivery left the surgical mop inside her abdomen. The apex consumer commission has held a Chhattisgarh-based hospital and one o
A 24-year-old pregnant woman died at Angul district headquarters hospital due to alleged medical negligence and irresponsibility of a doctor Sunday. She was identified as Anita Pradhan of Baninali vil
TUBECTOMY GOES WRONGInvestigating committee says Kolhapur PHC's medical officer performed an incorrect sterilisation procedure and moved the patient to civil hospital for emergency help; a final repor
tate issues show-cause notice to quasi-judicial body, giving it 15 days to put its house in order; the notice follows a month-long inquiry into MMC's functioning.With a state-appointed inquiry panel a
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: TENSION prevailed in front of the district hospital at Nedumangad after the relatives of a four-year-old boy, who died allegedly due to medical negligence, demanded the interventio
Kochi: Reminding the state government about its responsibility, the students of Government Medical College, Ernakulam asked authorities to give compensation to the family of Shamna Tasneem, the MBBS s
NEDUMANGAD: A four-year-old boy collapsed and died after consuming medicine for fever. A scuffle broke out after his relatives and local residents alleged medical negligence in treatment. The boy died
KOCHI: The students of Government Medical College, Kochi, have urged the government to name the building identified for the proposed cath lab after Shamna Tasneem, a second year MBBS student there, wh
A day of protests marked the beginning of the week as students, Government employees and women workers of a supermarket took to the streets for their respective causes and kept the police force on t
Would a complaint of alleged medical negligence have to be proved by examining the subsequent doctor who treated the patient? Or would it suffice to rely on documentary evidence? Here is a case where
KOCHI: The police team probing the death of an MBBS student at Ernakulam Medical College here seized the case sheets as part of the investigation into the charges of medical negligence levelled by the
Tension prevailed at the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and hospital here following the death of a college girl who came for treatment yesterday. According to police, twenty-year-old Deepa,
To make uniform healthcare treatments and costs across the country, the union health ministry will set up a Medical Technology Assessment Board, Secretary Department of Health Research Dr Soumya Swami
The AIIMS emergency department is reeling under acute staff shortage with several posts lying vacant at the hospital. There are 20 posts for senior resident doctors in the department, of which 13
Medicolegal Cases are on the Rise – What is the Solution? Today, healthcare sector is witnessing sharp rise medical negligence litigation along with violence against doctors and hospitals. Such
The Courts should not encourage indiscriminate prosecution of medical professional of medical negligence as it is counterproductive, the Calcutta High Court has observed while refusing to interfere wi
Indore: Kin of a 14-year-old boy alleged medical negligence by doctors after he died at a city's private hospital on Thursday allegedly due to high anaesthesia dose. Agitated mob vandalized the hospit
Kochi: In what could be termed as the first step to improve the standards at government medical college, Ernakulam, where an MBBS student died recently, reportedly, due to lack of proper facilities, t
Rampant corruption in India's medical education has further crippled the healthcare system.  
KOCHI: The police have decided to refer the case related to the death of a MBBS student, allegedly due to medical negligence, to a medical board.    
Even after tremendous growth of the healthcare industry in India, there are as many as 98,000 patients succumbing to death every year due to medical errors. More than 20 per cent could have led a comf
NEW DELHI: Whenever there are attacks on doctors in hospitals, blame is almost always solely apportioned to the attackers. Yet the key issues leading to violence go unaddressed.A major problem area is
GUWAHATI, July 21 - The Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust observed Anti-Medical Terrorism Day on Tuesday. On the occasion, its members held a candle light demonstration at the Dighalipukhuri area of the c
Thiruvananthapuram: A re-postmortem will be conducted on the body of four-month-old girl, Rudra, who had died of alleged medical negligence, on Wednesday as part of the probe into a complaint filed by
A Lunglei court today released a nurse working under the state Health and Family Welfare department, dropping against her the charge of harbouring intent to cause the death of a newborn in 2
The Kalamassery police have launched a probe into the alleged medical negligence behind the death of an MBBS student at the Government Medical College Hospital here on Monday.  
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) To keep a track of malpractices during medical procedures, a non-government organisation on Monday urged the central as well as Assamgovernments to bring all the hospital
Chennai: 15 years after a hip surgery went wrong at the Bharathi Raja Hospital in Chennai, the hospital has now been ordered by the District consumer disputes redressal forum ( Chennai North) to pay a
No infant has died in Indore government hospitals due to negligence over the past year, Madhya Pradesh medical education minister Sharad Jain told the Assembly on Monday even as MY Hospital records cl
Powai's Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, which is embroiled in a kidney racket, had been warned of questionable practices going on at a few private healthcare centres in the city, but chose to ignore it, a
Surat: The Surat District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum recently held a doctor guilty of medical and professional negligence and directed him to pay Rs4.8 lakh to the heir of the man who died in t
In the last one month, 13 people lost their vision after a cataract surgery camp in Hyderabad, a super specialty in the Capital operated on the wrong leg of a patient, a top Bangalore hospital is unde
Apparently, doctors at Katni district hospital take their meetings very seriously. Nothing – not even a medical emergency – can force them to walk out of one. In yet another incident of m
Two years since her struggle began, Gowri (name changed) is still knocking at the doors of all relevant authorities to get justice against the hospital that she claims made her HIV positive. The 40-ye
Recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) published a list of fake universities in India. The state of Uttar Pradesh topped the list of maximum fake universities with eight out of 22. This prom
Thiruvananthapuram: Medical college police have begun probe following the death of a four-year-old child at SAT hospital here on Sunday. A complaint was filed by the parents of the child; Suresh and R
The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has been asked by the Bombay High Court to finds a solution and end the row over the appointment of registrar.
A little over two years ago, when 40-year-old Gowri (name changed), married for nearly 15 years and childless, got admitted to MS Ramaiah Hospital for a surgical procedure to remove uterus fibroids, s
Thiruvananthapuram:  A four month old infant Rudra who was admitted to the SAT hospital, Thiruvananthapuram for skin infection died here on Sunday. The parents of the latter have filed a complain
The city’s first suspected death caused by dengue this year seems to be mired in complications. While doctors at Sion Hospital, unable to get their hands on Shahid Sayyed’s tests reports,
Subbaraya, a 63-year-old man was taken to Aarthi scans in Velachery by his family, who was reportedly given an injection after the first scan and was told to wait for the second scan. He fainted and w
Coimbatore: Villagers staged a protest after a newborn died in a primary health centre (PHC) at Masinaickenpatti village in Salem district on Tuesday. The villagers alleged that the infant's death was
CHENNAI: The family members of a 63-year-old man who fainted and died after being administered an injection at a private scan centre in Velachery on Tuesday afternoon later protested in front of the c
Shillong, July 12: Expressing serious concern over the increasing numbers of medical negligence cases in the state, all those hospitals, the nursing homes and other connected establishments including
Hyderabad: In what is likely to open a Pandora's Box, the three-member external committee probing the botched surgery at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital (SDEH), which resulted in vision loss in nine patien
Doctors keeping patients in intensive care units to inflate bills is an oft cited example of medical malpractice. On Sunday, three doctors' associations representing thousands of doctors -neurolo
Doctors keeping patients in intensive care units to inflate bills is an oft-cited example of medical malpractice. On Sunday, three doctors' associations representing thousands of doctors - neurologist
The Prime Minister's Office, taking cognisance of the complaint filed by the Indian Medical Association regarding the appointment of an Ayurveda practitioner as the registrar of the Maharashtra Medica
Trichy: A women from Trichy is gone ahead in the media demanding action against the Tamil Nadu Medical Council after alleging that the state medical council has failed to take action against the errin
Activists say governments must do more to generate awareness about issue  Despite increasing access to consumer forums and growing awareness among the public, victims of medical negligen
ROURKELA:  ANOTHER death of a poor pregnant tribal woman due to allegedmedical negligence has brought the miserable state of healthcare services in Bonai sub-division of Sundargarh district to th
KOCHI: Poochackal police arrested four men for attacking Arookutty community health centre assistant surgeon R V Varun on Tuesday latenight. The arrested have been identified as Gokulraj, 32, Kaathipa
Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), a quasi-judicial body of 85,000 doctors in the state which took over in 2012 after being defunct for 12 years have been able to dispose of around 650 cases of Pre-Na
ACB arrests superintendent and medical record librarian of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial hospital and a state-level carrom player; the bribe was demanded to release a compensation of Rs 15 lakh
On Tuesday evening, a patient who had come to the PHC following chest pain died and a group of persons, alleging medical negligence, attacked the assistant surgeon R V Varun and manhandled him
CPI(M) leader and former district panchayat president S. Jayamohan alleged that negligence on the part of the District Veterinary Centre (DDVC) authorities had led to the death of the leopard cub ther
Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident at Ghuture Munda Sahi village under Sadar Police limits here, two sisters died of snake bite Monday night. While one of the siblings died at a locals hospital imme
The medical superintendent of Mahatma Gandhi memorial hospital in Parel, Gajanand Bhagat (48), was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh late on Monday.  
Trichy: The row over medical negligence that resulted in a 129 cm gauze being left in a woman's stomach at a private hospital in Trichy reached a high point on Monday with the woman demanding action a
A woman has sought the immediate intervention by the district administration for initiating action against a private hospital in the city for negligence during a surgery performed on her. She has als
Lucknow: In a unique story of violation of the PC-PNDT Act, Asian Age has recently reported the case of a known pathologist in the city of Lucknow, who has now filed a case against her husband, a radi
Odisha district hospital reported a case of alleged assault on a doctor by the relatives of a patient who died during treatment. The youth Akshaya Kumar Swain of Baleswarpatana was brought to the Puri
The police have arrested Sr. Jessy M Antony, gynecologist at the S H Medical Centre, in Kottayam town for medical negligence under IPC Section 336 (endangering life or personal safety through negligen
Violence and harassment are the key issues adversely affecting the medical fraternity today, said a survey released on the occasion of Doctors’ Day on Friday. The report was released by eMediNe
The Resident Doctors’ Association at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here (AIIMS) held a candlelight march on the eve of Doctors’ Day (July 1) to highlight violence at workplac
The Madhya Pradesh High Court's Indore bench today directed the state government to form a three-member committee to look into the death of two children who were given an anaesthetic agent instead of
The field of ethics studies principles of right and wrong. There is hardly an area in medicine that doesn't have an ethical aspect. The medical profession was, is and will always remain a noble one. T
Close to 100% of all the doctors surveyed felt that the government must provide protection against the increasing cases of violence and harassment against them.

June, 2016

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has written to the state government to notify elections urgently in accordance with the MMC Act to run its administration in an effective manner as the present Co
The relatives of a student, who allegedly died due to the negligence of a doctor at the district hospital, staged a protest in front of the hospital here on Tuesday seeking the doctor’s suspensi
High drama was witnessed at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) when the relatives of a 42-year-old patient staged a protest for over two hours alleging medical negligence on Monday. &n
INDORE: A doctor was booked in Ratlam district for alleged medical negligence for administering a wrong injection to a toddler which led to her death on late Monday night.
Delhi Medical Council has launched a probe into a recent case of medical negligenceRattled by a recent case of medical negligence, where doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, operated on 24-year-
JAJPUR : HEALTH services in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Jajpur have been disrupted for the last two weeks after its Operation Theatre (OT) was locked by agitating doctors under the ban
CHENNAI: A case of medical negligence has been filed against doctors at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after a 4-year-old boy allegedly died of anaesthesia complications on Saturday.
Father of a stillborn baby has alleged that the death occurred due to "medical negligence" at a community health centre in Sultanpur here. The incident took place last night when Sadakat admitted
Tamil Nadu: 16 patients have reportedly lost their vision after they went through a cataract surgery at Mettur Government Hospital. This is the recent allegation with the government hospital in the st
Two years after he lost his leg to medical negligence, Aman is still awaiting justice.Aman, then 10, sustained a deep injury on May 1, 2014 when a two-inch glass piece penetrated his leg. He was first
State government says the appointment was well within the purview of the law, promises that elections to medical council will be held at the earliest. The Indian Medical Association has urged Pri
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Maharashtra, has objected to the appointment of the Registrar, Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine, who is also an Ayurvedic practitioner, as the new Registrar
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has formed a three-member team to investigate the case in which a man was operated on the wrong leg at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh.
In yet another case of medical negligence, doctors at Fortis hospital in Shalimar Bagh on Wednesday operated on the wrong leg when a man fell off the stairs. Ravi Rai (24), from Delhi fell of the sta
NEW DELHI: The botched-up foot surgery at Fortis Hospital is no one-off instance of medical negligence. Similar incidents have been reported at several top hospitals earlier, too, with instances of le
Bengaluru: Purushottam, the father of the boy who slipped into coma, filed a complaint of medical negligence against Mallya Hospital on Wednesday. Lakshay P, 5, injured his fingers in school and was t
Kottayam: A woman and her two babies died after the birth of triplets. The woman has been identified...
The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has ordered an inquiry into the case of alleged medical negligence at Fortis Hospital here even as the hospital authority has sacked five of its staffers, inc
Pune: The district consumer court has directed an orthopaedic surgeon of a prominent hospital off Paud Road in Kothrud to pay Rs7.5 lakh compensation to a senior citizen for medical negligence while c
Bengaluru: Trouble seems to be mounting for Mallaya Hospital after, Lakshya P the child who was rushed to Mallaya hospital after having hurt his fingers while playing with his desk,has slipped into a
In a shocking incident of medical negligence, doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, on Tuesday, wrongly operated 24-year-old Ravi Rai's left leg, when the injury was on the right one.  
BENGALURU: What happens when the law clashes with medicine? Dr Kalyan C Kankanala, an IP Attorney in Bengaluru, imagines this situation well in his debut novel The Oath released recently. The story is
In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence, a 13-year-old girl, Monisha, has died post a surgery.  Hamsa, the mother of the little girl, said that the girl was admitted in the government h
Mumbai: The family member of a 51-year-old woman have alleged medical negligence against a private nursing home at Mulund, when she died recently while undergoing treatment for excessive bleeding
The family of a 13-year-old girl, who died after undergoing tonsillectomy at Government Vellore Medical College Hospital (GVMCH) on Saturday, alleged medical negligence and have lodged a complaint wit
Jamshedpur, June 19: Family members and well wishers of Priyanka, Adityapur resident who fell victim of negligence of Steel City Nursing Home, have formed a forum ‘Justice for Priyanka’ to
BENGALURU: The doctors treating Lakshay P, 5, who had hurt his fingers while playing at his desk in class on June 10 and landed in coma after a week due to alleged medical negligence at Mallya Hospita
Lack of facilities at hospitals has plagued the state for long. According to the NRHM’s Mission statement (2005-2012), Madhya Pradesh is one of the 18 high focus states where inter-state and int
New Delhi: The premier health institute, AIIMS, has been directed to pay Rs one lakh by a consumer forum in Delhi to the parents of a girl child for alleged negligence in carrying out transplantation
The largest government hospital in Central India, Maharaja Yeshwantrao (MY) Hospital, and the last resort for several under-privileged patients looking for advanced medical treatment in West MP, the d
Bengaluru: The family of five-year old boy accused hospital of medical negligence after the child went into coma during his fingers surgery.
CHENNAI: Within a month after a final year MBBS student died because of complications after hair transplant surgery, an engineering graduate passed away on Thursday while being prepared for cosmetic s
Weeks after a medical student died during a hair transplant procedure in Chennai, a 23-year-old engineer died at a private hospital in Chennaion Thursday during a plastic surgery for the injuries
Rights of Doctors against Arrest & Criminal Action in case of prosecution for Medical Negligence : Must Know for yourself and update others.
The Karnataka government has directed beauty clinics in the state that carry out transplants and other procedures to register themselves under Karnataka Private Medical Establishment (KPME) act. 
The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies India as one of the 57 countries with a critically low level of human resources available for healthcare. This would not come as a surprise given the evi
Kottayam: Anusree Pillai, 31, a journalist working with the Times of India group passed away at Kozhenchery on Monday night. She was a senior copy editor with Samayam, the Malayalam news portal of Tim
The Indian Institute of Public Administration, Karnataka Regional Branch, is organising a talk on ‘Medical negligence, what doctors, patients and hospitals should know’ on June 18 at 4 p.m
Keep a record of all documents or else proving medical negligence and claiming damages will be a big challenge
Mumbai: A unique state-level medico legal conference was on Saturday organised in JJ Hospital where various medico legal issues that come up in medical practice were discussed and well-
INDORE: A magisterial inquiry was ordered on Tuesday into the death of a two-day-old infant at the district hospital after photographs of ants crawling on the child's body went viral on social media.
Indore: Following death of an infant at district hospital on Monday, her familymembers created ruckus alleging medical negligence on part of hospital staff. They also ransacked nurses'
Indore: A new born girl died here at the district hospital, allegedly due to the negligence of the doctors, and then her body was allowed to be attacked by swarms of ants, sources said. 
Uttarakhand: The residents of Dehradun protested at the IMA office, concerned about the increasing payment for medical services in the city. Another reason is the alleged ‘misguidance’ by
DEHRADUN: Disappointed at the escalating cost of medical services and supposed "misguidance" by doctors , many residents of Dehradun conducted a protest at the Indian Medical Assoc
DEHRADUN: In another instance of attack on medical practitioners, a doctor, S K Verma, at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (Coronation hospital) was beaten up with slippers by the relatives of a patient w
A daily wager couple from Sodiganipalle village of Kuppam mandal have alleged that their new born baby died owing to the negligence of the Kuppam area hospital staff, in the early hours of Saturday,
The death of a woman in a nursing home in Yeshwantpur allegedly owing to medical negligence resulted in the victim’s relatives vandalising the medical facility on Thursday evening. According to
CHENNAI: The kin of a 45-year-old patient who developed complications after a hysterectomy procedure, are alleging that the operation went awry due to medical negligence.
NEW DELHI: Delhi's premier Moolchand Hospital repeatedly misled a woman into continuing with her pregnancy when she wanted to terminate it after a previous ultrasound test in Imphal gav
Delhi's premier Moolchand Hospital repeatedly misled a woman into continuing with her pregnancy when she wanted to terminate it after a previous ultrasound test in Imphal gave an early warning that he
Yet another death due to alleged medical negligence has come to light, this time in Mayabunder Hospital.  A new born baby is reported to have died after being brought to GB Pant Hospital here in

May, 2016

An 8-year-old boy has died and another is critically ill at a government hospital in Indore after they were accidentally given Nitrous Oxide instead of Oxygen in the operation theatre.
Indore, May 30: In a horrifying incident at a government hospital in Indore, an 8-year old boy died after being wrongly administered nitrous oxide instead of oxygen. Nitrous Oxide is a widely used ana
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has given a clean chit to a city-based ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist Dr SC Pandhi in an alleged case of medical negligence dating back to 20
MUMBAI: In a 16-year-old case, the Bandra magistrate's court has pronounced a senior Mahim gynaecologist guilty of medical negligence in a woman patient's death and sentenced him to three mo
Sunita, then 34, had died at Surlata Hospital in 2000 while waiting for a doctor in the OT.   
Nowadays, it has become a fashion to say that doctors are not noble and not dedicated to their profession. Most of the time people are too judgmental and so biased with their opinion about doctors. Th
Nagpur: Gross negligence on the part of a spine surgeon and a radiologist at the otherwise controversial Shanta Spine Institute in Ramdaspeth resulted in paralysis in a patient. Sitabuldi police have
Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza,  who is also Health Minister, assured the family members and some relatives of Rakshanda Sheikh, who died due to alleged medical negligence, that a de
Patna: A strong case of alleged medical negligence at Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has made the institute liable to pay Rs 4 lakh. The allegation has been put by a widow after her alc
In a case that could only be termed as gross medical negligence, a family has been left heartbroken as their three-year-old daughter has been rendered handicapped and yet the doctor got away with a li
GUWAHATI, May 24 - The Assam State Branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today asserted that the data quoted by Dr Ankuran Dutta of the Dr Anamika Roy Memorial Trust on medical accidents in I
MEERUT: In a shocking incident, angry relatives of woman who died at a local hospital allegedly due to medical negligence hijacked a vehicle carrying her body for post-mortem along with two const
Chittoor: Taking exception to the verbal abuse of duty doctor Bhakthavatsalam, a senior medical officer in Chittoor Government Hospital two days ago by Chittoor Cooperative Town Bank chairman and
In one of the most backward blocks of Western Champaran, there's a certain Primary Health Centre (PHC) that highlights all that is wrong with the health sector in Bihar and in many ways, all over Indi
Mapusa: A woman from Mapusa allegedly died due to negligence after a liposuction procedure. Bernadette Mascarenhas, 55, a resident of Ansabhat in Mapusa, who underwent the cosmetic sur
Mapusa police booked a Delhi based doctor and owner of a Panaji based cosmetic clinic for culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the death of a 55-year-old woman from Mapusa.
Rampur: In a strange turn of events, a government doctor and a pharmacist at the district hospital here were booked for attempt to murder after they "failed" to provide a bed to a woman, who turned ou
The Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust has clarified that it has never generalised all the medical professionals while launching its fight against ‘medical terrorism.’ It has requested all medi
Yet another death is alleged due to medical negligence at GB Pant Hospital here.  Mrs. Devi Baidya, 38, W/o Mr. Pradip Baidya resident of Dollygunj was suffered   chest pain on 20th Apr
Indore: The apex consumer commission has directed a private hospital at Indore and two of its doctors to pay Rs 15 lakh as compensation to a child who suffered deformity due to medical negligence duri
Kerala: A recent incident of a lady doctor attacked by the relatives of a patient has left the doctors infuriated. The rising number of such cases has only led to the Kerala Government Medical Officer
A local court in Indore has ordered a probe into an alleged case of medical negligence which led to the death of a pregnant woman whose uterus had to be removed to avoid delivery complications. The p
The Kerala Government Medical Officers’ Association (KGMOA) has demanded that the police arrest the person who attacked a pregnant woman doctor on duty at the Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital allegin
NEW DELHI:  The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed a private hospital in Indore and two of its doctors to pay Rs. 15 lakh as compensation to a chi
Ajmer: Eight infants have died in two days at Jawaharlal Nehru government hospital in Ajmer allegedly due to medical negligence. The paediatrician department has, however, claimed that there was
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Doctors in the state, strongly condemning the attack of a pregnant lady doctor by the relatives of a patient at the Kottarakara Government Hospital, have demanded action agains
Rampur: In a strange turn of event, a government doctor and a pharmacist at District Hospital were booked for attempt to murder after they "failed" to provide a bed to a woman, who to their surprise t
Mysuru: A woman who underwent laparoscopic sterilization at Cheluvamba Hospital is battling for life at a private hospital in Mysuru. Her family members alleged medical negligence on the part of docto
KOLLAM: In a suspected case of medical negligence, a 31-year-old pregnant woman died after an in-charge doctor allegedly abandoned her in the operation theatre.    
In a tragic incident, five newborns died at a government hospital in Rajasthan’s Ajmer city.
Kollam: A 31-year-old pregnant woman died allegedly due to medical negligence on Saturday night at Kottarakkara taluk hospital. The deceased has been identified as Sahida, wife of Baiju, Muslim Street
In a serious incident of breach of discipline and officer-jawan clash in the Army, four to five jawans roughed up an officer after a fellow jawan collapsed and later died during a route march in an Ar
According to the complaint of the child’s mother, Pooja Sharma, the baby was in the hospital for nearly five weeks, but during this period the doctors did not carry out the screening and as a re
The Assam branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has expressed shock, dismay and indignation over the reported campaign against ‘medical terrorism’ under the initiative of ‘D
A city-based private hospital and three of its doctors have been ordered to pay Rs 64 lakh to a woman by the apex consumer forum for their negligence in giving requisite treatment to her pre
A nationwide movement 'Stop Medical Terrorism' was initiated today by a group of victims of medical negligence and supporters of the cause under the platform of Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust, Guwahati
Tamil Nadu: The death of a 5-year old at the Pavai ENT Hospital has led to the parents accusing the hospital of medical negligence. The boy was reportedly suffering from severe pain in his ears before
Handwara, May 12: A four-months-old girl child died of alleged medical negligence at District Hospital Handwara triggering protests in the hospital on Thursday. Nazir Ahmed Pir from Tarkipora Handwar
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a case of alleged medical negligence that claimed the life of a seven-year old child, Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KeSCPCR) has directed the officials
Coimbatore: A 5-year-old-boy, who was suffering from pain in both ears, died after receiving treatment at a private hospital in Saibaba Colony here on Monday evening. The body is kept at the Coimbator
In what could be a case of serious medical negligence, parents of a 3-year-old boy have claimed that their child contracted HIV infection after blood transfusion at the Guwahati Medical College and Ho
DHSK constitutes probe team, says guilty if any will be punished
Sources claimed that District Health Services and other responsible authorities fail to put nod on 180 quacks offering practice in the rural areas and some places in the urban areas.
Protest erupted at Baramulla District Hospital after a woman who had given birth to her baby died due to alleged medical negligence. The Hospital authorities have ordered a probe to ascertain the alle
A child specialist doctor of district hospital Doda has been suspended after death of minor girl due to alleged medical negligence in his private clinic in district Doda on Thursday afternoon.
 Doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are coming under attack from relatives of patients for what they see as “medical negligence”. 
Close to 400 students of MVJ Medical College in Hosakote have been protesting by boycotting work since April 30 after both the management and police failed to take any action on an angry mob of a pati
 Alleging medical negligence as the reason for the death of their 3 months old baby at PHC Lazu, the parents of the baby are still awaiting justice.On May 2, the Khonsa District Court directed th
To continue practising, doctors in the state have to renew their licence once in five years, the Karnataka Medical Council has said. Medical practitioners have opposed the diktat.  
Karnataka: After the demise of a patient admitted at MVJ Medical College and Hospital near Hoskote, the angry relatives expressed their anguish by vandalizing the hospital, and also, assaulting two do
NEW DELHI: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered a Hyderabad hospital to pay Rs 47 lakh in compensation to the family of a policeman who died due to faulty administration of
Bengaluru: MVJ Medical College and Hospital near Hoskote was vandalized and two doctors were assaulted by relatives of a patient who died in the hospital on Friday.

April, 2016

Asks hospital to pay compensation to man whose wife’s leg had to be amputated.In a first, Escorts heart hospital has been fined over Rs 1 crore by the Delhi State Consumer Commission on account
Officials probing the sale of expired surgical equipment and consumables in SKIMS Soura have come under the scanner for delaying the investigation and favouring accused employees.
Mumbai: In a victory for eminent onco-surgeon Dr P B Desai, the Supreme Court upheld a decision of the Bombay high court in his favour, putting an end to a chequered legal battle spanning three decade
Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader has said that there was an increase in the number of court cases on medical negligence owing to the lack of proper communication between doctors and
A city-based doctor from Mulund whose registration number was suspended for two years in a medical negligence case in March this year, has now approached the high court against the decision of the Mah
SILCHAR, April 23: The death of a young house wife in Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) recently due to the alleged negligence of doctors and nurses and the efforts of her husband and his fa
What do you think binds most students of the Mootapally Zilla Parishad school in the Karimnagar district of Telangana? It’s surprisingly not a common interest in sports or any particular subject
Four doctors were put under house arrest and seven others, including an obstetrician, were suspended in Italy on Thursday on charges of cover-ups of medical malpractice, the media reported.
Hospital puts patients at risk, uses expired cardiac CATH lab equipment Administration shields tainted officials, internal inquiry delayed
In November 2015, NIT Durgapur was in news due to the death of a student, Prosenjit Sarkar,  NITDGP students protested against the alleged apathy shown by the college administration which le
The recent outbreak of Hepatitis C & E in South Kashmir created havoc in the affected villages with authorities watching as mere scapegoats to find an ultimate solution to the growing epidemic. Th
A group of women activists staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here on Saturday, demanding action against two doctors of city-based Ashok Hospital, alleging them o
While Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is involved in a bitter turf tussle with the city's AAP administration, his cook has alleged medical negligence by a Delhi government-run hospital led to his unbo
A doctor, like any other normal human being, needs rest. He cannot be expected to remain with a patient for 24 hours a day, the national consumer court has observed.
“FIR number 42/2016 under section 304A RPC has been registered against the medicos. We have taken up the investigation,” said SHO Chadoora police station.
Jaipur: The National Consumer Disputes Redressel Commission has asked the Sevayatan Hospital, Sodala to pay a compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh for medical negligence. The order of Commission came after pet
Hyderabad: If you have been a victim of medical negligence or have been lured into an unnecessary surgery and are planning to move the Telangana State Medical Council (TSMC) for justice, think again!
Two years have passed since the death of 21-year-old Iqra Ayub—who was wrongly diagnosed with hernia and died of cancer at SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura—but her family is still wa
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has ordered an inquiry into the alleged medical negligence, which led to partial paralysis of a child victim of dog bite. The Commi
Shreya Nimonkar, who has been fighting for justice for years in a case of alleged medical negligence, got the shock of her life when her advocate found nearly 35 important documents from her file miss
The shocking case of a young woman pledging herself to hospital authorities to seek the release of her sister’s body from a private hospital in Bilaspur in Chattisgarh has once again raised a hi
Anandpur: In an unfortunate incident, a woman died after giving birth to a baby girl at Anandpur hospital due to alleged negligence in treatment by nurses at the hospital. The deceased was identified
The officials of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura have gone to a new low to cover up their frauds and medical negligence by allegedly faking a burglary in the institute&rsquo
Patient develops complications after procuring re-cycled, re-labeled consumables from drug counter  Two-member expert committee to probe the matter 
In an alleged case of medical negligence, a doctor was booked for amputating fingers and thumb of a woman after giving a wrong injection to her, police said today.
NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman Sambit Patra is among two doctors under the Delhi Medical Council scanner for alleged negligence in post-operative care.

March, 2016

Pune: The Pune district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a private hospital in Hadapsar and three medical professionals working there to pay Rs 10 lakh as compensation to a man for defic
Pune: Former Supreme Court judge M B Shah on Sunday said that commercialisation and malpractices were maligning medical services in the country. He was speaking at a national conference on 'Doctor-Pat
Tamil Nadu accounts for 11 per cent of medical negligence cases filed in the country, said advocates. They were speaking at the Annual Medico Legal Review 2016, held in the city on Thursday.
A preliminary investigation by the Madhya Pradesh health department has found medical negligence led to the death of a stillborn baby whose heavily pregnant mother was allegedly made to run around bet
Chennai: Medico-legal issues have always been a grey area but when a group of white and black coats came together they painted a dark picture complaints from patients of being forced to buy medic
DHENKANAL:  A woman, Ranjita Mallick (23) of Bhuban block, died after delivering a baby girl in the district on Wednesday. Her family members have alleged medical negligence. Apparently, her fami
More than a year after 13 women died in a mass sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh, it is far from clear whether lessons have been learnt or justice done
NEW DELHI: Holding the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) responsible for negligence, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked it to pay Rs 25 lakh in compensatio
Eight years after her toddler son lost his right palm because of alleged medical negligence, a Kurla resident will get Rs4.10 lakh as compensation from the doctor.  
Pune: The husband of a 37-year-old woman accused the Command Hospital and the doctors treating her of negligence after she died of complications following a weight loss surgery.
Capping non pecuniary compensation will not help the cases of medical negligence. No law can cap the compensation that the codes have to provide to a patient who has undergone a surgery or has taken m
Mumbai: A consumer forum has held that medical officers are not expected to go on strike as their services are urgent in nature. The forum made the observation while finding civic-run Bhabha Hospital
If anyone had any doubts about just how difficult it is to get justice in a medical negligence case, they only need to look at the case of the death of 40-year-old Nidhi Srivastava in January 2011. It
The Annual Medico Legal Review held by Institute of Medicine and Law revealed that last year after being a victim of medical negligence, majority of the aggrieved patients sued ‘only’ hosp
S Kamatchi, a resident of Avadi finally gets compensation of 1.29 lakhs for medical negligence after 12 years. She was admitted into a private hospital in Ambattur in 2004 for a cataract surgery at Dr
A Parliamentary panel has sought a stronger mechanism for ethical oversight of medical practice to address concerns of malpractices or medical negligence by doctors to restore the respect "medical pro
Chennai: Around 12 years after a woman lost vision in her right eye because of medical negligence, a consumer forum has slapped the private hospital with a fine of around Rs1.29 lakh.
The 8th edition of the annual medico legal review held in Chandigarh reported that Maharshtra has become the third litigating state in the field of medical negligence with 17% of all medical legal cas
A woman delivered a baby at the verandah of a state-run hospital in Bhubaneswar without medical assistance this morning, but the infant died after sometime even as his family members alleged negligenc
CHANDIGARH: The 8th edition of the annual medico legal review held in Chandigarh reported that Punjab, with 24% of all medical legal cases, has become the top litigating state in the field of medical
Namakkal: In an unprecedented move, the Namakkal police have slapped a case of medical negligence and homicide against a doctor and nurse of the government hospital in Tiruchengode in Namakkal distric
Every year, about 5.2 million people die due to human errors in India. Even in the US, the figure is not less than 44,000 to 98,000. It is not lack of medical skill or knowledge of doctors, but that o
The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo moto cognizance of a media report the 22-year old, Vikas Prasad Soniya, victim of a road accident in Bhopal, was left to bleed for 45 minutes on the
While India is one of the fastest growing economies today; it faces major challenges including a demographic dividend losing relevance with an uneducated population, intense poverty, poor infrastructu

February, 2016

Chennai: Ten years after a woman diedbecauseof medical negligence,the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has fined a hospital 4.7 lakh.
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IBNS) In a major judgment delivered on Friday, the W.B. State Commission has awarded a compensation of Rs. 25.5 lakh against a senior neurosurgeon and retired head of Neurosurgery at
Senior journalist Chitra Subramaniam has taken Manipal Hospitals to Consumer Court for medical negligence and using non-standard implants for her ankle surgery. She can also use the RTI Act to obtain
PUDUCHERRY:  Overruling the verdict of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in a case of medical negligence, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered an anesthesiologist
Medical Council temporarily suspends Mulund doctor for violation of code of ethics
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Puducherry has directed an anaesthetist to pay Rs.15 lakh compensation to the family members of a person who died due to medical negligence in 2002.
Opposite parties include Dr. Murlidhar Rao and an Indian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.  Journalist Chitra Subramaniam has taken Manipal Hospitals, represented through its Chairman-M
The protesting junior doctors at the medical college here today applied for a mass leave and a senior doctor resigned in the wake of the death of an intern allegedly due to medical negligence. 
Hyderabad: Close to 500 parents from across the city held a silent protest at Dharna Chowk on Saturday evening against the alleged negligence by Olive Hospital, Mehdipatnam, which eventually led to th
Hyderabad: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has directed the Hyderabad district medical and health officer and the West Zone DCP to submit a detailed report on the death of Class II
A woman died at Kolkata’s Lady Dufferine Hospital in Bow Bazar area allegedly due to medical negligence by the staffers there on Saturday. Twenty-five year old Ruksana Begum—hailing from c
In yet another shocking incident from Hyderabad, a nine-year-old boy, Hardik Jena lost his life due to medical negligence due to an overdose of Anaesthesia.
A 9-year-old student studying in Glendale Academy International School in Sun City, Hyderabad died on January 27 while undergoing treatment at the hospital after undergoing a surgery for a minor cut o
Even after this surgery, she claimed, she was not healed. Kothari alleged that the surgery was conducted based on an old MRI report when a fresh report should have been obtained before the surgery. -
Chennai: The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has upheld the order of the state commission that fined a private hospital `10 lakh for failing to inform a patient about the possible comp
Bhanjanagar: In yet another example of medical negligence, a youth died allegedly due to lack of necessary treatment at the sub-divisional hospital here in Ganjam district Monday.  
Complainant alleged deficiency and negligence after her surgery in 2008, conducted based on an 'old MRI', gave her no relief; doc says the order is incorrect, with no medical experts' opinions
Death of a 29-year-old female tuberculosis patient was reported at Rajan Babu Hospital at GTB Nagar of Delhi area on Tuesday amid the ongoing strike called by doctors.
Five patients complained of loss of vision in an eye each after being administered an injection, the vial of which turned out to be infected.
SRINAGAR, Feb 1: Protest erupted at Sub District Hospital (SDH) Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district after a woman suffering from Asthama died allegedly due to medical negligence.

January, 2016

Doctors’ negligence proved; Rs.13 lakh compensation awarded  
Continuing the fight against medical negligence, 40 people from various professional backgrounds such as medico-legal experts along with patients and advocates are going to form a forum to provide a p
NHRC panel pulls up state for not providing opinion on time for police to file FIR; 166 cases are pending.
All the four verdicts came against state public health department of Maharashtra in which compensation varying from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh was directed. 
Thirty-three people from Maharashtra who have suffered due to medical negligence of some kind or a serious denial of health care finally have a ray of hope. These patients will be heard at a public he
Visham Sikand one of the youngest Chairman of a Fortune 50 Company, in India has offically joined the management team at Legal MD. He brings with a vast knowledge from the Medical Space through his fi

December, 2015

Expressing alarm over the increasing incidents of medical negligence in West Bengal, People for Better Treatment (PBT), an organisation crusading against the menace, on Wednesday blamed the Mamat
Violence against doctors by patients, their relatives fast turning into the number one problem faced by physicians
PANCHKULA: The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Panchkula, has directed three private doctors to pay a compensation of Rs 13.61 lakh to a Sector 26 woman for medical negligence. According t
Rani stated that she did not get relief, following which she visited General Hospital(GH), Sector 6, which again referred her to Batra Diagnostic Centre, Sector 5 for Ultrasound for Fetus Wellbeing.&n
A farmer has filed a complaint of medical negligence against the owner of a private hospital and a professor of Mandya Institution of Medical Sciences (MIMS) with the police. The complaint relates to
With nearly 5.2 million medical injuries recorded each year in India, an Assam professor, who recently lost his wife due to "utter callousness" of doctors has begun spreading awareness about
LegalMD has partnered with DMA NH & MEF and will offer its ground Breaking Risk Management services at a subsidized rate through DMA . This is the first such partnership in the country.
JODHPUR: Two days after a police case was registered against superintendent of MDM Hospital and HoD (neurology) Sunil Garg for alleged negligence leading to death of a 10-year-old boy on Saturday morn
MARD president Dr Sagar Mundada explained that irrespective of the condition, relatives feel that once in hospital the patient has to get well. "Even if the patient is very critical, the relatives fee
dna had first revealed how some pathologists from across the state were violating rules to generate extra income.
MANGALURU: A recent in-house survey carried out by National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru has pinpointed four reasons for rise in medical litigation in India. These include greater

November, 2015

The Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has started inquiry into a Guwahati resident's complaint of "medical negligence" on the part of two city-based private hospitals, which led to his wife's deat
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a city-based hospital and its medical practitioner to pay Rs 1.6 lakh compensation to a 32-year-old housewife for leavi

October, 2015

TRICHY: A couple is awaiting justice from a five-member team constituted by the Trichy district collector to look into their allegations of medical negligence against a private hospital in the city.
In a shocking case of medical negligence, a 44-yearold woman's family has lodged a complaint against doctors of a top private hospital here, alleging they amputated both her hands and feet following a
In a shocking case of medical negligence, a 44-yearold woman's family has lodged a complaint against doctors of a top private hospital here, alleging they amputated both her hands and feet following a
In a first-of-its-kind case, the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC), based on a complaint of medical negligence, has warned a doctor from a private hospital in the city against promoting drugs from a par
Fear and misinformation have allowed private hospitals to perform unwarranted hysterectomies on women in Karnataka’s Kalaburgi district.

September, 2015

The report that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has proposed disciplinary action against 130 doctors for professional misconduct would be welcomed by everyone. But the sobering reality is that the
KOLKATA:  Two doctors have been suspended from the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH) for alleged medical negligence in the treatment of a medical student leading to his
MOHALI: The police have booked three doctors of a private hospital in Zirakpur for medical negligence after a 40-year-old woman resident of Nagla village died.The three were identified as Monika, Amri
A serious allegation of medical negligence has forced the authority to suspend a premier nursing home in Guwahati triggering shock and anger among the patients and doctors engaged in it.
To give relief to patients duped by private doctors National Human Rights Commission will conduct public hearings
Nearly ten months after his 12- year- old daughter Suhana Yasmin died at a State-run SSKM Hospital and he filed a police complaint of medical negligence, Ruhul Amin Mondal got a letter from Director o

August, 2015

LUDHIANA: Once considered next to God, private doctors in city are now working under constant threat and have been forced to seek security services to save themselves from violence.
NAINITAL: The district consumer forum has slapped a fine of Rs 6 lakh on private hospital in a case of medical negligence which took place in 2010. It is learnt that the victim had died after giving b
An irate mob giving vent to their anger over the death of a 32-year-old woman beat up the Chief District Medical Officer and a doctor in Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital.
Mumbai: In yet another case of medical negligence or supposedly a case of 'human error', a 65 year old patient, Waman Zare lost his life in Mumbai
The doctor of future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care the the human frame, in a proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. -Thomas Edison (1847-193
Delving deeper into high incidence of medical malpractice in Delhi's government hospitals, iamin spoke to Dr Girish Tyagi, Registrar, Delhi Medical Council (DMC) and found that around 200-300 complain

July, 2015

NEW DELHI: Jul 2, 2015:  Ordering a 36-fold increase in compensation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government and a state-owned hospital at Egmore in Chennai to pay Rs 1.80
NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court today ordered one of the largest compensations so far in the country in a case of medical negligence - Rs. 1.8 crore. The Tamil Nadu government has to

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October, 2014

Hyderabad: Mild tension gripped Mediciti hospital when the family of a dead infant staged a protest alleging medical negligence and damaged furniture. However, no formal complaint was lodged by t
e has alleged that he suffered severe burns after being given a bath in boiling water A 62-year-old diabetes patient Rajendra Prasad has sued Rangadore Memorial Hospital in Basavanagudi for medic
He went to hospital for a cure for piles but ended up with a scalded hip and 47 pins stapled to it. Worse, Rajendra Prasad, a 57-year-old auto driver was allegedly thrown out of the Basavanagudi hospi
Himesh Vankar, who has been differently abled since birth, forgot all his struggles when he held his baby daughter in his arms for the first time. But his happiness did not last long. The Himmatnagar
The doctor had earlier been asked to pay Rs 15 lakh as compensation for endangering a cancer patient's life.A division bench of the Bombay High Court (HC) on Monday set aside a prior order passed by t
BHOPAL: City-based medical practitioner Dr SC Dubey was booked for negligence that triggered death of a patient in 2009 at Chirayu hospital. What's shocking was that it took five y
CHENNAI: I will never be my normal self again.At best I can only improve, says Venugopal Chandrasekhar, Arjuna awardee and celebrated table tennis player. At the pinnacle of his career, he was rendere
New Delhi, October 6Family of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking an independent regulator for medical practitioners after the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) ga
KOCHI: Whatever be the cause, medical negligence is unpardonable. But, what about the grave errors that occur due to simple clerical mistakes, which could have otherwise been avoided?, asked Maya Shya

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