District, State Consumer Forums can consider medical negligence complaints against doctors: Kerala High Court

The Court held that medical services fall within the ambit of Section 2(42) of the Consumer Protection Act, unless the service is free of charge or under a contract of personal service.
doctors with Kerala HC
doctors with Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court recently held that complaints in respect of medical negligence or deficiencies in medical service are maintainable before the District and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions [Dr. Vijil & Ors v Ambujakshi TP].

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