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Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
 
6th October 2018
Suffering of ailment by the patient after surgery does not simply mean medical negligence

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

In the matter titled as "Dr. S. K. Jhunjhunwala versus Mrs. Dhanwanti Kumar & Anr., the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide judgement dated 01.10.2018 has held that simply proving the suffering of ailment by the patient after the surgery does not amount to medical negligence. The doctor can be held for medical negligence only if the suffering of any such ailment is because of improper performance of the surgery and that too with the degree of negligence on the part of the doctor.

Facts of the case: Mrs. Dhanwanti Kumar (patient) had filed the consumer complaint case claiming compensation for the loss, mental suffering and pain suffered by her throughout after the surgery on account of negligence of the appellant in performing the surgery of her Gall Bladder on 08.08.1996...read more

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Morning MEDtalks with Dr KK Aggarwal 6th October 2018

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Nearly 9 out of 10 Indians suffer from stress. Some recently releases findings suggest that stress levels in Indians are higher in comparison to people from other developed and emerging countries, including the United States, the UK, Germany, France, China, Brazil and Indonesia. Stress is known to exacerbate, among other things, the chances of succumbing to health conditions such as heart diseases and high blood pressure.

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