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Punishment for medical negligence ?

Fine or imprisonment

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Therapeutic misadventure ?

No one at fault neither hospital nor doctor.
Just a mishappening.

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Corporate negligence ?

When its hospital’s fault

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Mild negligence ?

Civil negligence.
Mild harm to patient.

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Gross negligence ?

Criminal negligence.
Serious harm or death of the patient.

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What are the defences against negligence ?

1. No duty ownes to the patient except in emergency case.
2. Duty discharge according to prevailing standards.
3. Therapeutic misadventure ( medical maloccurence).
4. Limitation period of 2 years for the pt to complaint.
5. Error of judgement: wrong management despite exercising reasonable care and skill.
6. Res judicata ( doctrine of double jeopardy).
7. Contributory negligence.

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Punishment for medical negligence is given by ?

Civil or criminal court

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In infamous conduct punishment is given by ?

State medical council

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Punishment for infamous conduct?

Warning notice.
Professional death sentence : temperory or permenant.

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Vicarious liability ?

Senior person or employer is responisble for the act of his junior or the employee. Both can be punished

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In gross negligence, trial is done by ?

Criminal court

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Infamous conduct ?

Any disgraceful act in regards to profession.

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Res IPSA Loquitor ?

Facts speaks for themselves

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Therapeutic privilage ?

Exceptional conditions where doctor may withhold some information from the pt.
Eg: cancer.

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What is medical negligence ?

Lack of reasonable care and skill which lead to death or injury of the patient.

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Punishment for mild negligence ?

Fine

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Products liability ?

When the manufacturer is responsible

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Types of very obvious negligence ?

1. Mild negligence.
2. Gross negligence

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Professional secrecy ?

A doctor is supposed to keep all the secret of pt.

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Privileged communication ?

Exceptional conditions where doctor can reveal the secrets of pts.
Eg: STD, notifiable disease (polio).

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In mild negligence trial is done by ?

Civil court

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Punishment for gross negligence ?

Fine or imprisonment

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What is contributory negligence ?

When both patient and doctor are at fault.
Its a defense only in civil negligence.

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Res judicata ?

If a case has been denied:
1. Fresh complaint is not allowed.
2. Appeal to higher court is allowed.