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Hemant Agarwal ( Mumbai : 9820174108)     02 June 2009

Wrong blood transfusion is Medical Negligence : SC


Dear All,
The following appeared in "Times of India", Mumbai Edition on  June 02, 2009, page no. 10.
The following SC judgement, highlights one more aspect of “Medical Negligence”
Keep Smiling ... HemantAgarwal
Wrong blood transfusion is Medical Negligence : SC
New Delhi: When wrong blood transfusion takes place in a hospital endangering the life of a patient, the doctor cannot escape being charged under medical negligence as by no stretch of imagination could it be termed as an ‘error in professional judgment’, the Supreme Court has ruled.
The SC asked the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, to pay compensation of Rs 2 lakh with a litigation cost of Rs 20,000 to the kin of the victim, who died after being administered B+ blood even though she was A+.
“Wrong blood transfusion is an error which no hospital/doctor exercising ordinary care would have made. Such an error is not an error of professional judgment but in the very nature of things a sure instance of medical negligence,” said the bench.


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M. PIRAVI PERUMAL (Advocate & Consumer Rights)     02 June 2009

Thank you very much for the useful information/article. 

adv. rajeev ( rajoo ) (practicing advocate)     02 June 2009

Hemant Thank you very for providing a good judgement

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