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Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    05 December 2017

Jacob Mathew vs State of Punjab and Anr: 5th day of August 2005: 334/2005/SCI/ 144-145 of 2004,

”To prosecute a medical professional for negligence under criminal law it must be shown that the accused did something or failed to do something which in the given facts and circumstances no medical professional in his ordinary senses and prudence would have done or failed to do. The hazard taken by the accused doctor should be of such a nature that the injury which resulted was most likely imminent.”

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