Medico Legal Corner
What is Bolams test?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 29 September 2018
“The stringent standards regarding disclosure laid down in Canterbury, as necessary to secure an informed consent of the patient is not accepted in the English courts. In England, the standard applicable is popularly known as the Bolam’s test, first laid down in a trial relating to negligence of a medical practitioner (Bolam v. Friern Hospital Management Committee  2 All.E.R. 118).While instructing the Jury, it was stated thus:A doctor is not negligent, if he has acte
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