Medical Negligence

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Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

20 Oct 2020

Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

Kerala, once hailed for handling the coronavirus pandemic well, has been jolted after two alleged lapses on the part of the healthcare workers came to the fore.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr. Kafeel Khan gets clean-chit. Will Adityanath apologize?

27 Sep 2019

Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr. Kafeel Khan gets clean-chit. Will Adityanath apologize?

In August 2017, 63 kids died at a government hospital in Gorakhpur, the "bastion" of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Quickly, the blame was put on Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan for not being aware of the shortage of oxygen cylinders.

Kolkata: Busy watching Ind-NZ match, hospital staff loses patient's finger

12 Jul 2019

Kolkata: Busy watching Ind-NZ match, hospital staff loses patient's finger

A private hospital in Kolkata misplaced a patient's severed finger, which was to be re-attached during a surgical procedure.

Viral video: Hospital staff drags patient on floor for X-Ray

30 Jun 2019

Viral video: Hospital staff drags patient on floor for X-Ray

In a shocking incident of medical negligence, a man at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, was dragged across the institute's floor on a bed sheet for an X-Ray test.

4-day-old girl dies after being shifted around hospital for hours

20 Jun 2019

4-day-old girl dies after being shifted around hospital for hours

A four-days-old kid breathed her last on Wednesday after she was shunted between two wings of a government hospital, without treatment.

Kerala: Woman misdiagnosed with cancer, still hasn't "recovered" from chemotherapy

18 Jun 2019

Kerala: Woman misdiagnosed with cancer, still hasn't "recovered" from chemotherapy

A Kerala woman was diagnosed with cancer, she went through chemotherapy, but found out later that she didn't have the deadly disease.

Hyderabad: Two infants die, 32 admitted because of wrong medicine

08 Mar 2019

Hyderabad: Two infants die, 32 admitted because of wrong medicine

Two newborns lost their lives and 32 are admitted in Hyderabad's Niloufer Hospital in critical condition since yesterday.

Hyderabad: Three months after surgery, forceps discovered inside woman's stomach

09 Feb 2019

Hyderabad: Three months after surgery, forceps discovered inside woman's stomach

In a case of gross medical negligence, doctors in a hospital in Hyderabad left a pair of surgical forceps inside a patient's stomach, which was found in an X-ray image three months after the surgery.

Tamil Nadu: 3-days after patient dies, hospital allegedly continues treatment

30 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu: 3-days after patient dies, hospital allegedly continues treatment

A private hospital in Thanjavur has been accused by a family of Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district for allegedly treating (and hence, charging) the patient, three days after he died.

J&J faulty implant case aftermath: Government mulling provision for compensation

23 Sep 2018

J&J faulty implant case aftermath: Government mulling provision for compensation

The government is planning to bring a provision under which a medical device manufacturing company will have to offer monetary relief to patients in case of an adverse event.

1 dead, 25 critical, after hospital staff use same syringe

28 Aug 2018

1 dead, 25 critical, after hospital staff use same syringe

In a shocking incident in Madhya Pradesh, negligence on part of a government hospital staff has resulted in the death of one person. 25 others are currently critical.

Delhi: Student's finger chopped-off in school, nurse attempts cover-up

14 Aug 2018

Delhi: Student's finger chopped-off in school, nurse attempts cover-up

In a shocking incident, a class VI student's finger was chopped off at his school in Delhi, and the nurse in the institution tried to cover it up.

What can you do when you face medical negligence?

29 Jul 2018

What can you do when you face medical negligence?

On October 24, 2013, US-based Dr. Kunal Saha famously won a compensation totaling Rs. 11 crore, 15 years after he had filed a case against Kolkata's AMRI Hospital, where his wife died because of medical negligence.

Gurugram: Family alleges woman died of medical-negligence in Max Hospital

27 Jun 2018

Gurugram: Family alleges woman died of medical-negligence in Max Hospital

Family members of a woman, who underwent a heart surgery at the Max Hospital in Haryana's Gurugram, alleged she died today due to the negligence of the hospital administration.

12-years-long-battle: Medical-negligence takes woman's life, husband gets Rs. 10L compensation

24 May 2018

12-years-long-battle: Medical-negligence takes woman's life, husband gets Rs. 10L compensation

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in Delhi awarded Rs. 10 lakh compensation to Bihar-based, Ramadhar Singh, whose wife Bachan Devi, died after being in coma for five years.

Two Delhi-hospitals in trouble for ignoring AIDS patient needing surgery

10 May 2018

Two Delhi-hospitals in trouble for ignoring AIDS patient needing surgery

Angered by the "blatant discrimination" faced by an AIDS patient at two government hospitals, Delhi HC lashed out at the doctors for not recording his HIV+ status and denying him treatment.

Delhi: Man admitted with head injury gets leg drilled instead

23 Apr 2018

Delhi: Man admitted with head injury gets leg drilled instead

In a case of gross medical negligence, a doctor operated upon the leg of a man, who was admitted with minor head injuries, at a Delhi primary health care centre.

Bengaluru: Two men die of bee sting waiting for doctor

20 Apr 2018

Bengaluru: Two men die of bee sting waiting for doctor

Doctors of a government hospital near Doddaballapur, some 45-kms from Bengaluru, have been booked for not treating a farmer and his friend in time.

Gurgaon: No medical care, woman delivers aborted fetus in hospital-toilet

20 Apr 2018

Gurgaon: No medical care, woman delivers aborted fetus in hospital-toilet

A six-month pregnant woman delivered in the toilet of Gurgaon's civil hospital after waiting for a medical check-up there for more than two hours, a hospital official and the woman's husband have said.

Two Fortis Gurgaon cardiologists arrested for gross medical negligence

13 Apr 2018

Two Fortis Gurgaon cardiologists arrested for gross medical negligence

Two senior doctors attached to Gurgaon's Fortis hospital have been arrested today for gross medical negligence that resulted in the death of a 51-year-old woman last year.

AIIMS-doctor makes wrong treatment, then manipulates documents to hide mistake

05 Apr 2018

AIIMS-doctor makes wrong treatment, then manipulates documents to hide mistake

A senior doctor attached with AIIMS-Delhi is likely to face stiff action for performing a wrong procedure on a patient and then manipulating the documents to conceal his fault.

'Wrong medicines' at top Bengaluru hospital leaves 2-year-old bed-ridden, speech-impaired

04 Apr 2018

'Wrong medicines' at top Bengaluru hospital leaves 2-year-old bed-ridden, speech-impaired

Alleging gross medical negligence, parents of a two-year-old, along with 40 members of an NGO staged a protest yesterday in front of a Bengaluru hospital.

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

24 Mar 2018

Mumbai battles tuberculosis: 50,000 cases reported in 3 years

Mumbai is still giving the government headaches when it comes to its rising tuberculosis cases.

Doctors at Bihar hospital conduct surgery in torchlight

19 Mar 2018

Doctors at Bihar hospital conduct surgery in torchlight

The diversity in India is sometimes alarming. On one hand, luxurious private hospitals face public ire for charging lakhs for common treatments.

Bizarre: Jhansi hospital uses patient's severed leg as pillow

11 Mar 2018

Bizarre: Jhansi hospital uses patient's severed leg as pillow

Creating a major controversy, a hospital in Jhansi used a road accident victim's severed leg as a pillow to prop his head up.

Chhattisgarh: 11 left blind in one eye after cataract surgery

02 Mar 2018

Chhattisgarh: 11 left blind in one eye after cataract surgery

In an apparent case of medical negligence, at least 11 people who underwent cataract surgeries on the same day at a private hospital in Chhattisgarh have been left blind in one eye.

UK: Five-year-old, turned away by doctors for being late, died

27 Feb 2018

UK: Five-year-old, turned away by doctors for being late, died

In January'15, five-year-old Ellie-May Clark was turned away by the doctor for being a few minutes late for her 'emergency appointment.'

Woman dies after surgery, Gurugram hospital allegedly charges Rs. 17L

22 Feb 2018

Woman dies after surgery, Gurugram hospital allegedly charges Rs. 17L

Another private hospital is under the scanner for medical negligence that allegedly resulted in a woman's death.

Syringes, cotton left inside woman's stomach during Varanasi hospital surgeries

11 Feb 2018

Syringes, cotton left inside woman's stomach during Varanasi hospital surgeries

Doctors at Sir Sunderlal Hospital (Varanasi) left syringes inside a patient's stomach during a surgery in 2017, reports say.

Gurugram: Pregnant-woman not carrying Aadhaar forced to deliver outside hospital

10 Feb 2018

Gurugram: Pregnant-woman not carrying Aadhaar forced to deliver outside hospital

In yet another case of medical apathy, a 25-year-old pregnant woman in Gurugram was forced to deliver a baby girl outside the Civil Hospital near the parking lot without any medical support as she wasn't carrying her Aadhaar card.

Unnao HIV-crisis: Top official knew earlier, but didn't take action

07 Feb 2018

Unnao HIV-crisis: Top official knew earlier, but didn't take action

An unqualified quack in UP's Unnao used to "treat" patients in villages nearby. In the process, he ended up infecting at least 38 people with HIV by using unsterilized syringes.

UP: 21 affected by HIV after quack uses same syringe

06 Feb 2018

UP: 21 affected by HIV after quack uses same syringe

Officials in UP's Unnao were worried: reports of a "high number of HIV cases" in the area had been coming in.

#WhatTheHealth: Doctors clueless about twins in womb, one baby dies

31 Jan 2018

#WhatTheHealth: Doctors clueless about twins in womb, one baby dies

In an extreme case of medical negligence, a pregnant woman in Gurgaon lost one of her babies because doctors didn't know she was carrying twins.

Mumbai: Man gets sucked into MRI machine and dies

28 Jan 2018

Mumbai: Man gets sucked into MRI machine and dies

In a shocking incident at the Nair government hospital in Mumbai Central, 32-year-old Rajesh Maru who was taking his relative to the MRI room got sucked into the MRI machine and passed away.

Four-month-old baby dies at Delhi hospital due to negligence

20 Jan 2018

Four-month-old baby dies at Delhi hospital due to negligence

In a shocking incident, a four-month-old baby died due to the negligence of Delhi-based Jaipur Golden Hospital on Friday.

#WhatTheHealth: Faridabad hospital charges Rs. 18L, but pregnant woman dies

12 Jan 2018

#WhatTheHealth: Faridabad hospital charges Rs. 18L, but pregnant woman dies

Another case of medical negligence has been reported from the NCR, this time from Faridabad's Asian Hospital.

#WhatTheHealth: Rs. 43L charged for "200% safe" surgery, patient dies

08 Jan 2018

#WhatTheHealth: Rs. 43L charged for "200% safe" surgery, patient dies

Another allegation of medical negligence has been reported, this time from Mumbai. According to Thane resident Mithulal Bafna, they spent Rs. 43L on his 56-year-old wife's heart treatment and a surgery that doctors guaranteed was "200% safe".

#WhatTheHealth: What can you do when you face medical negligence?

25 Dec 2017

#WhatTheHealth: What can you do when you face medical negligence?

On October 24, 2013, US-based Dr. Kunal Saha famously won a compensation totaling Rs. 11 crore, 15 years after he had filed a case against Kolkata's AMRI Hospital, where his wife died because of medical negligence.