Medico Legal Corner
Choosing the best option in the judgment of the doctor is not medical negligence
Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Irs Gupta, 15 July 2018
In the case of Charan Singh vs Healing Touch Hospital And Ors on 24 April, 2003 (III(2003) CPJ 62 (NC)), the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission observed “it is a settled law when two choices are available, exercise of one, which is the best in the judgment of the doctor and anything else is available to contradict this, doctor in such circumstances cannot be held negligent.
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