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Record damages are awarded in medical negligence case in India

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6551 (Published 30 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6551
  1. Nivedita Choudhuri
  1. 1Leicester

India’s Supreme Court last week ordered the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata and three doctors to pay Rs 60 800 000 (£616 566; €719 918; $990 520) plus interest in compensation to Indian-American doctor Kunal Saha for medical negligence that led to the death of his wife, Anuradha, aged 36, in 1998.

This is the highest compensation ordered by the apex court of India in a case relating to medical negligence.

A Metropolitan Magistrate of the Bankshall Court in Kolkata has also directed that the criminal trial of 17 former members of the West Bengal Medical Council will begin on 10 …

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