Can there be a common consent for diagnostic and operative procedures?


Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta    14 April 2018

In the same judgment, Samira Kohli vs. Dr. Prabha Manchanda, the Hon’ble Supreme Court stated:

“32. iv. There can be a common consent for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures where they are contemplated. There can also be a common consent for a particular surgical procedure and an additional or further procedure that may become necessary during the course of surgery.”

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