STUDY OF MEDICO-LEGAL CASES OF NEGLIGENCE ADMITTED AND JUDGEMENT DELIVERED UNDER CONSUMER FORUM IN SANGLI DISTRICT
In Kautilya Arthashastra it has been mentioned that doctor (Vaidya) should be punished for his negligence and now in our era we learn about this act under Medicolegal Ethics in Forensic Science and Medical Jurisprudence. In our country percentage of illiterate people is on higher side due to which they are cheated. Hence these people are unaware of rights and services provided by them by law. The aim of this study was to understand the concept of consumer protection act and its relation with medical sciences and correlation with ancient literature. And also to evaluate false or malpractices and to study the difference between civil and criminal negligence and also to find out preventive measures for it. The study of medicolegal cases was done from the cases registered in Sangli Consumer District Forum, Sangli district. Medicolegal cases between January 2001 to December 2010 were collected from Sangli district consumer forum. Total 12 medicolegal cases were sort out. Each case was studied in detail. The study shows that percentage of medicolegal cases in government hospitals and institutes is more than private hospitals. All medicolegal cases were found in allopathy system of medicine.
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