Medical professional cannot assure that patient will overcome medical crisis: Supreme Court

The Court said that a doctor will be liable only if he did not possess the requisite skills which he claimed he had or he did not exercise the skill he possessed, with reasonable competence.
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A medical professional cannot assure that a patient will successfully overcome medical crisis and all that doctors are expected to do is to take reasonable care in discharge of their duties, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday [Dr Chanda Rani Akhouri vs Dr M A Methusethupathi].

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