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Weak laws that side with doctors and medical professionals in India are the main cause of rampant greed and mal-practice in India. Doctors and hospitals can get away with evil behavior without much reprimand.
Value of life calculation in Court in a malpractice case:
- Calculation example:
- Current Age: 25
- Current Salary: Rs. 20,000 ($350) per month
- Expected average age to live: 65 years
- Compensation the hospital must pay for killing the patient: $180,000 (1.8 Crore)
- This usually happens after 10-15 years of litigation
There are NO RULES about teaching the hospital and doctors a lesson so it never happens again. Its a shame that Hospitals in India do not learn from their mistakes.
Read below articles and excerpts we have gathered from News and personal experiences.