Every death of patient not medical negligence, death must be direct result of doctor's negligent act: Kerala High Court

“A medical professional cannot be held liable simply because things went wrong from mischance or misfortune," the Court observed.
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath

The Kerala High Court recently held that a doctor can be held liable for medical negligence only if the patient died as a direct or proximate result of the doctor's acts, and not simply because things went wrong due to mischance or misfortune [Philip Thomas and Ors. v State of Kerala Ors.].

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