Compensatory Remedy for Medical Negligence under Consumer Protection Law in India: A Legal Analysis

  • Dr. K. Latha
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  • Dr. K. Latha

    Principal (FAC) at Government Law College, Tirunelveli, India

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In society, the medical profession is held in the highest regard. Physicians who work in hospitals or private practices make every effort to treat their patients with diligence and appropriate care. Even Then, several cases involving medical negligence are brought before consumer courts in addition to criminal and civil courts. Since then, the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 has applied to it and it lacks in providing compensation for medical negligence explicitly and the different courts in India construed it differently. To avoid that confusion the Consumer Protection Act 2019 was implemented in India. This paper traces the compensatory remedy under Consumer Laws in India.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 637 - 650


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