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Consent given for a diagnostic procedure cannot be extended to a therapeutic procedure when there is no emergency.

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In the landmark trial “Samira Kohli vs Dr. Prabha Manchanda & Anr on 16 January, 2008 Appeal (civil) 1949 of 2004,” the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India held “19. We therefore hold that in Medical Law, where a surgeon is consulted by a patient, and consent of the patient is taken for diagnostic procedure/surgery, such consent cannot be considered as authorisation or permission to perform therapeutic surgery either conservative or radical (except in life threatening or e...
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