HC relief for doctor accused of negligence

It was alleged that the doctor conducted an operation on May 7,2011, without a prior MRI scan and it was an act of negligence.

Published: 11th February 2019 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2019 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: THE Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea alleging medical negligence by a neurosurgeon resulting in the death of a woman suffering from brain tumour.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru said the issue of whether there was any negligence on the doctor’s part is to be assessed by the medical practitioner and unless it is shown that there was any flaw in the decision making process or there was malafide, no interference by the court would be warranted.

“…this court finds no merit in the present petition and the same is dismissed,” the court said.The judgment came in response to a petition filed by a man, whose wife was being treated by Dr S K Sogani, a neurosurgeon for meningioma (brain tumour), and she died in May 2011, after her third operation.

It was alleged that the doctor conducted an operation on May 7,2011, without a prior MRI scan and it was an act of negligence.

With agency inputs

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