Negligence in treating cancer patient: NCDRC directs Woodlands hospital, oncologist, anesthetist to pay Rs 60 lakh compensation
Holding medical negligence during the treatment of a cancer patient, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed Kolkata-based Woodlands hospital, its oncologist, and anesthetist to pay Rs 60 lakh compensation to the family of the patient, who died during treatment.
"The entire amount shall be paid within six weeks from today, failing which the concerned opposite parties shall be liable to pay 8% p.a. interest till its realization. In addition, the hospital shall pay Rs. 2 lac towards litigation charges," the NCDRC bench of Dr. SM Kantikar mentioned in the order.
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