Disability due to non-union of bones after ORIF: NCDRC absolves Punjab Hospital of medical negligence
Setting aside the order of the State Commission, which held a Punjab-based hospital guilty of medical negligence while performing open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) on a patient, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) gave clean chit to the hospital.
Although the patient had alleged that he had to suffer disability because of non-union of bones, the top consumer court opined that "non-union or mal-union of fracture is a known complication, which could arise by improper follow-up, weight bearing or infection. The disability was not due to the negligence of treating doctor or hospital."
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