Interesting case of medical negligence: The West Bengal Consumer Redressal Forum has passed an order stating that failure to consult a relevant specialist by the treating doctor, when required by the clinical status of the patient, amounts to medical negligence.
The case relates to a 55-year-old road traffic accident victim. The patient was being treated from 24-11-16 who succumbed on 18-12-16. The court has observed that a gastroenterologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist and an ENT specialist who should have been consulted, were not consulted amounting to negligence and a compensation of 10 lakhs was awarded as negligence.
Read the complete court order at this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c0sEwTMJn6Buja_WKVywQNPK6p_Sd7e1/view?usp=sharing