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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247-257

Legal Aspects of Anaesthesia Practice

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, India

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There has been a renewed interest in matters relating to Medical Negligence since the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) was made applicable to the Medical Profession. Cases of medical negligence are now being filed in consumer courts instead of the regular courts. The Supreme Court judgement in Indian Medical Association Vs V. P. Shantha& Ors. has brought a radical change in the interpretation of CPA. This article reviews the situation in the light of cases decided by various courts in India and Abroad including the Consumer Courts.

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