Tag: negligence

Medical Negligence

Aakarsh Shah, RNPI law school Editor’s note: Medical negligence is punishable under various laws such as torts, IPC, Indian Contracts Act, Consumer Protection Act, etc. It can be defined as misconduct by a medical practitioner or doctor, and causes many deaths and illnesses each year. This paper covers the legal […]

Doctor-Patient Relationships: The Distinction Between Contractual and Tortious Liability

By Almas Shaikh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: Doctors and patients share a legal fiduciary relationship which is contractual in nature. Due to this, a doctor owes a reasonable duty of care towards his patient. In case of breach of the same on account of negligence, […]