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A patient's blood pressure values as reported by one doctor were higher than those recorded by another doctor. How does one defend?
Dr KK Aggarwal,  06 January 2021
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The onus to prove negligence is on the complainant and not the doctor. The complainant has to make an allegation supported by evidence. Mere allegation has no value. It is for the complainant to produce expert opinion that the first reading was wrong and that the second reading was right.

The defence is simple and should be based on expert opinion and literature evidence showing that blood pressure can show wide variations within the same day.

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