TN: Doctor fined Rs 85K for medical negligence

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

MADURAI: District consumer disputes redressal forum (DCDRF), Madurai , has directed a doctor in a private hospital to pay Rs 85,000 as damages to a woman for medical negligence J Surya Mary of Madurai was a minor when she filed a complaint against the hospital. According to the complaint, the doctor directed a staff nurse to administer an injection and accordingly, the nurse injected it on the backside. Subsequently, she got treated in another hospital and was cured.The petitioner moved the consumer forum seeking a compensation of Rs1 lakh from the doctor for medical negligence. She approached Dr Sundara Rajan of Chandra Bai hospital in April 2009 to be treated for her throat infection. After perusing the submissions made, the DCDRF ruled in favour of the victim and directed the doctor to compensate a sum of Rs 85,000 to the woman for the mental and physical agony she underwent.

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