Medical negligence liability under the consumer protection act: A review of judicial perspective

Indian J Urol. 2009 Jul;25(3):361-71. doi: 10.4103/0970-1591.56205.


It is important to know what constitutes medical negligence. A doctor owes certain duties to the patient who consults him for illness. A deficiency in this duty results in negligence. A basic knowledge of how medical negligence is adjudicated in the various judicial courts of India will help a doctor to practice his profession without undue worry about facing litigation for alleged medical negligence.