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Blame J&J, but the bigger culprits are DCGI and Indian laws

If you are a victim of medical negligence and planning to fight for compensation, think again. For, our laws are silent on that.
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anujgupta
17 Sep 2018 9 Mins Read 0 comment
"If the doctor has treated a gentleman with a lancet of bronze and has caused the gentleman to die or has opened an abscess of the eye … one shall cut off his hands." That’s how medical responsibility was first conceptualised in the fabled code of Hammurabi back in 1754 BCE. In today’s world, the medical
that may eventually play out will be the strong yet balanced legal framework in the US, which includes tort law and medical-malpractice law. In the backdrop of these laws, the country has successfully enforced responsible medical practices across providers and manufacturers. India, too, needs to wake up and enforce a holistic regulatory framework to protect patients and caregivers.
"If the doctor has treated a gentleman with a lancet of bronze and has caused the gentleman to die or has opened an abscess of the eye … one shall cut off his hands." That’s how medical responsibility was first conceptualised in the fabled code of Hammurabi back in 1754 BCE. In today’s world, the medical that may eventually play out will be the strong yet balanced legal framework in the US, which includes tort law and medical-malpractice law. In the backdrop of these laws, the country has successfully enforced responsible medical practices across providers and manufacturers. India, too, needs to wake up and enforce a holistic regulatory framework to protect patients and caregivers.

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