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Consumer Court Dismisses Rs 143 Crore Negligence Claim

by Medindia Content Team on June 1, 2006 at 9:06 PM
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Consumer Court Dismisses Rs 143 Crore Negligence Claim

New Delhi. The National Consumer Commission today dismissed the medical negligence claim to the tune of Rs 143 Crores filed by a US-based doctor who had alleged that his wife died because of negligence given at a Kolkata hospital.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Bench comprising Justice M B Shah, Justice K S Gupta and Member Rajya Lakshmi, in its judgment, absolved five Kolkata-based doctors - Sukumar Mukherjee, Balram Prasad, Kaushik Nandi, Abani Roy Chaudhary, all of Advanced Medical Research Institute (AMRI) Apollo Hospital, and Vaidyanath Haldhar from charges of medical negligence.

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Kunal Saha, in his complaint, had alleged that doctors at AMRI- Apollo Hospital had administered an "unscientific overdose of highly toxic steroid" to his wife Anuradha which resulted into her death.

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