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Choosing the best option in the judgment of the doctor is not medical negligence

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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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