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Dr.

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow

2018- 2019

Synopsis On

“MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IN INDIA: A CRITICAL STUDY”

Submitted to: Submitted by:

Dr. Prem Kumar Gautam Margaret Rose

Assistant Professor (Law) Section- A

RMLNLU Enrollment

Number- 150101078

Semester – VIIIth

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Introduction

Medical negligence, now days have become one of the serious issues in India. Our experience
tells us that medical profession, one of the noblest professions, is not immune to negligence
which at times results in death of patient or complete / partial impairment of limbs, or culminates
into another misery. There are instances wherein most incompetent or ill/under educated doctors,
on their volition, have made prey the innocent patients. The magnitude of negligence or
deliberate conduct of the medical professionals has many times led to litigation. The present
paper aims to analyze the concept of negligence in medical profession in the light of
interpretation of law by the Supreme Court of India.

Research Methodology

This research is descriptive and analytical in nature. Secondary and Electronic resources have
been largely used to gather information about the topic. Websites, books, journals and articles
have been primarily helpful in giving this project a firm structure. Footnotes have been provided
wherever needed to acknowledge the source.

Objective

 The aim of the project is to present a detailed study on medical negligence in India.
 Negligence by Medical professionals
 Medical Negligence: A civil Wrong or Criminal Offence
 Medical Negligence and Hospital
 Medical Professions: Whether comes under Consumer protection Act
Tentative Chapterisastion
 Introduction
 Negligence
 Professionals
 Negligence by Medical professionals
 Medical Negligence: A civil Wrong or Criminal Offence
 Medical Negligence and Hospitals

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 Medical Professions: Whether comes under Consumer protection Act
 Conclusion
 Bibliography
References

Statutes
 The Constitution of India
 The Consumer Protection Act, 1986
 The Medical Council Act, 1956
 Indian Penal Code, 1860
Books
 Dr. R.K Bangia- Law of torts
Websites
 http://legalservicesindia.com/article/article/medical-negligence-in-india-944- .html
 http://medicolegalhelpline.blogspot.in/2009/07/medical-negligence-and-hospitals.html

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