FACTS OF THE CASE:
The complainant is the wife of the deceased who underwent angioplasty treatment in the Apollo hospitals
The deceased died shortly due to heart attack
The complainant wife filed a complaint before the commission alleging that the death was due to the medical negligence of the hospital and due to deficiency of service
The commission concluded that there was negligence and awarded a compensation of rs 2 lakhs along with interest
The learned counsel contends that after recording all the findings against the hospital authorities,the commission erred in awarding just rs 2 lakh compensation on account of death of the deceased
Whether the hospital is liable for medical negligence or not ?
Whether the wife will be entitled to more compensation or not ?
Medical Negligence basically is the misconduct by a medical practitioner or doctor by not providing enough care resulting in breach of their duties and harming the patients which are their consumers.
Any fault, shortcomings, inadequacy, and imperfection in the quality, nature or manner of performance of the service is a deficiency.