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  • Murlidhar
    Eknath Masane v Sushrusha Citizen
    Co-op Hospital Ltd & Anr

    Complaint No. 203/92, decided on
    29.10.1994, by Mah SCDRC

      

    The complainant’s 13 year old son was
    suffering from epilepsy and was under
    the care of neurophysician Dr Nathan .
    On 4.1.1992 , the child started
    getting violent convulsions , and
    initially was admitted to another
    nursing home and subsequently in
    opposite party’s hospital . Here he
    continued to have convulsions ,
    developed complications and ultimately
    expired on 8.1.1992 .The State
    Commission held negligence on part of
    the neurophysician on the following
    grounds :

      

  • not
    attending a serious patient for the
    reason that it was Saturday or
    Sunday.

  • on
    shifting the child to the opposite
    party hospital on his insistence ,
    he arrived much late to examine and
    treat the child;he didnot arrange
    for any coordination between himself
    and the hospital staff;

  • he
    subsequently visited the hospital at
    interval of 24 hours despite knowing
    the serious condition of the child.

      

After
admission the hospital did not make
serious efforts  to contact the
neurophysician when the condition of the
child became serious. When the child was
on the verge of collapse the hospital
did not make efforts to request the
neurophysician to stay in the hospital
to take care of the child. As the
hospital was under implied contractual
obligation to take reasonable care it
was held liable and was directed to pay
3 lacs towards compensation. The
neurophysician was directed to pay
additional 50000 towards compensation.

    


       


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What is Law     Right of Doctors     Responsibilities     Negligence     Consents     Records     Cases
       
Legislations     Medical Ethics      FAQ’s

   
    

Neurology
      
          

  • Murlidhar Eknath Masane v Sushrusha Citizen Co-op Hospital Ltd & Anr
    Complaint No. 203/92, decided on 29.10.1994, by Mah SCDRC
      
    The complainant’s 13 year old son was suffering from epilepsy and was under the care of neurophysician Dr Nathan . On 4.1.1992 , the child started getting violent convulsions , and initially was admitted to another nursing home and subsequently in opposite party’s hospital . Here he continued to have convulsions , developed complications and ultimately expired on 8.1.1992 .The State Commission held negligence on part of the neurophysician on the following grounds :
      

  • not attending a serious patient for the reason that it was Saturday or Sunday.

  • on shifting the child to the opposite party hospital on his insistence , he arrived much late to examine and treat the child;he didnot arrange for any coordination between himself and the hospital staff;

  • he subsequently visited the hospital at interval of 24 hours despite knowing the serious condition of the child.
      

After admission the hospital did not make serious efforts  to contact the neurophysician when the condition of the child became serious. When the child was on the verge of collapse the hospital did not make efforts to request the neurophysician to stay in the hospital to take care of the child. As the hospital was under implied contractual obligation to take reasonable care it was held liable and was directed to pay 3 lacs towards compensation. The neurophysician was directed to pay additional 50000 towards compensation.
    

       

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