Mon Dec 25 2023

Decriminalizing Medical Negligence: Navigating Legal Waters in Healthcare

Decriminalizing Medical Negligence: Navigating Legal Waters in Healthcare


The article delves into the recent groundbreaking decision to decriminalize medical negligence in India, eliminating criminal charges against doctors for patient deaths due to negligence. Acknowledging the positive aspects and challenges, the discussion navigates the complexities of this legal shift. Emphasizing the delicate balance between accountability and the fear of criminal charges, insights from the Supreme Court underscore the need for a nuanced approach in healthcare. Examining high-risk cases and accidental deaths, the article highlights the importance of comprehensive medical records and informed consent. Despite challenges, the legal perspective shift signifies progress in fostering an environment where healthcare professionals can prioritize patient welfare.

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