New Delhi: Awarding a record compensation in a medical negligence case, the country apex consumer panel has directed that a US-based Indian origin doctor be paid Rs 1.73 crore for the death of his wife who had undergone treatment at a prominent hospital in Kolkata in 1998.
The National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked three Kolkata doctors and the Advanced Medicare and Research Institute to share the compensation to be paid to Kunal Saha.
An NCDRC bench of Justice RC Jain fixed the compensation on a direction by the Supreme Court, which had referred Saha's appeal to it while holding the three doctors and the hospital culpable to civil liability for medical negligence which had led to the death of his wife Anuradha, herself a child psychologist, in 1998, when she was in the city on a summer vacation.
The apex court had asked the NCDRC to determine the compensation amount for Saha, who is working as an HIV+/AIDS researcher....more
05:26 PM, Oct 21, 2011