Medico Legal Corner
Can a doctor or consultant be held liable for the negligence of his junior
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 26 April 2019
Can a doctor or consultant be held liable for the negligence of his junior where he delegates his responsibility to his junior?Doctors have a duty to satisfy themselves that the persons to whom the task is delegated are qualified and/or have the appropriate experience, knowledge and skill to discharge the duties which have been delegated to them.Improper delegation would amount to negligence. In case of proper delegation, the
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