Hospital wins medical negligence case in NCDRC but still agrees to pay ₹7 lakh to patient's family on humanitarian grounds

The Commission referred to a judgment of the Supreme Court which said that in every case where treatment is unsuccessful or patient dies during surgery, it cannot be assumed that the medical professional was negligent.

A recent case of medical negligence before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) ended on heart-warming note after the accused-hospital, despite winning the case, agreed to pay ₹7 lakh to the deceased patient's family on humanitarian grounds [Philips Thomas v Deen Hospital].

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