Can a medical accident be termed medical negligence?


Dr KK Aggarwal and Ira Gupta    01 February 2018

The Supreme Court of India has observed in its judgement in Jacob Mathew v. State of Punjab

SC/0457/2005: (2005) 6 SCC 1: “Mere accident is not evidence of negligence.” The order also clarifies that difference of opinion or error of judgement cannot be termed negligence, also adverse reactions cannot be classified under medical negligence.

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