Medico Legal Corner
Is the decision of a treating doctor to with hold or withdraw medical intervention in the case...?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 06 July 2019
Is the decision of a treating doctor to with hold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of patient protected by law?Yes, the decision by a treating doctor to withhold or withdraw medical intervention in the case of a patient in the terminal stage of illness or in a persistently vegetative state or the like where artificial intervention will merely prolong the suffering and agony of the patient is protected by the law. Where the doctor has acted in such a
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