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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     06 November 2010

Supreme Court awards compensation of Rs. 1 crore to victim i

The honourable apex court has awarded exemplary damages of Rs. 1 crore to the victim – a software engineer who suffered permanent disability (partial paralysis and other disabilities) due to medical negligence at a government hospital in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The High Court of Andhra Pradesh had awarded compensation of Rs. 15 Lakhs. However, it was increased from Rs. 15 lakhs to Rs. 1 crore by the Supreme Court.



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Sarvesh Kumar Sharma Advocate (Advocacy)     06 November 2010

realy very good judgement.

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modassir nasim (lawyer)     06 November 2010

sir could u post the citation.

Deepak Arya (Officer)     22 November 2010

The compensation was actually sought for Rs. 4 Crores in the case of the software professional from IIT whose Annual Net Income was admittedly shown as 28.2 Lakhs per annum. Due to the handicap he lost tremendously. What is 1 Crore for a person who hails from IIT and can easily get that if working for any foreign MNC Company. 

I am not impressed !

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Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     25 December 2010

Very good judgement indeed, Govt. hospitals must be punished for their negligence. They generally take their service for granted.


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