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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 361-371

Medical negligence liability under the consumer protection act: A review of judicial perspective


Formerly Additional Professor of Law, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India

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S V Joga Rao
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.56205

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It is important to know what constitutes medical negligence. A doctor owes certain duties to the patient who consults him for illness. A deficiency in this duty results in negligence. A basic knowledge of how medical negligence is adjudicated in the various judicial courts of India will help a doctor to practice his profession without undue worry about facing litigation for alleged medical negligence.


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