Medico Legal Corner

Informed refusal
Dr KK Aggarwal, 11 March 2021
At times patients may refuse treatment The doctor must fully explain to the patient or his her attendants about the risks and the possible adverse outcomes of refusin ...MORE
Is texting and email checking in OT allowed?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 10 March 2021
In an operating room long cases usually allow anesthesiologists nurses etc to access their phones Checking email or sending texts could be detrimental to patients ...MORE
Is it essential to disclose the names of the members of a surgical team?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 09 March 2021
Not disclosing the names of doctors in the surgical team may amount to deficiency of service In a ju ...MORE
What are the violations in advertising in Indian Penal Code?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 08 March 2021
Sec 292 2 d of Indian Penal Code 1860 makes it a punishable offence to publish distribute sell hire or circulate any obscene advertisement ...MORE
Is it legally necessary for a physician to display his registration number while issuing a payment receipt?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 07 March 2021
Yes it is mandatory for a registered medical practitioner to mention his registration number issued to him by Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on t ...MORE
Can a Doctor give 100% guarantee that the treatment and/or surgery would be beneficial to the patient?
Dr KK Aggarwal, 06 March 2021
No doctor can give 100 guarantee that the treatment or surgery would be beneficial for the patient For that matter no guarantee is given by any doctor or surgeon that ...MORE