Medical Negligence – Delay in Decision

In a case of medical negligence, resulting in death of the patient, the Maharashtra State Consumer Commission has by its order dated 14 August 2015, awarded damages of Rs. 10 lakhs for negligence, interest at 9% and cost of Rs. 25,000.

This is a good decision but what is unfortunate is that the Complaint which was filed on 10.10.2002 has been finally decided on 14.8.2015.

I think every one will agree that this is too long a period. I am giving the link to the decision.

http://cms.nic.in/ncdrcusersWeb/GetJudgement.do?method=GetJudgement&caseidin=21%2F0%2FCC%2F02%2F330&dtofhearing=2015-08-14

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