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Professional misconduct or criminal negligence: when does the balance tilt?

Veena Johari

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.029


On September 13, 2013, the Supreme Court absolved Dr Praful Desai, an oncologist, of conviction on the charge of criminal medical negligence in the treatment of one of his patients. This article examines the judgment of the Supreme Court in the light of medical negligence and criminal jurisprudence.

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