Published in IJCP March 2019
From the Desk of Group Editor in Chief
Wrong Diagnosis does not Amount to Medical Negligence: Supreme Court
March 11, 2019 | KK Aggarwal

“We appreciate the pain of the appellant, but then,that by itself cannot be a cause for awarding damages for the passing away of his wife. We have sympathy for the appellant, but sympathy cannot translate into a legal remedy.” The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by a man against order of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) which dismissed his complaint alleging medical negligence on the part of a hospital in the death of his wife in the matter of Vinod Jain vs. Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital & Anr (Civil Appeal No. 2024 of 2019 Arising out of SLP(C) No. 32721/2017, dated February 25, 2019).