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      Medical negligence: Criminal prosecution of medical professionals, importance of medical evidence: Some guidelines for medical practitioners

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          The changing doctor-patient relationship and commercialization of modern medical practice has affected the practice of medicine. On the one hand, there can be unfavorable results of treatment and on the other hand the patient suspects negligence as a cause of their suffering. There is an increasing trend of medical litigation by unsatisfied patients. The Supreme Court has laid down guidelines for the criminal prosecution of a doctor. This has decreased the unnecessary harassment of doctors. As the medical profession has been brought under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the patients have an easy method of litigation. There should be legal awareness among the doctors that will help them in the proper recording of medical management details. This will help them in defending their case during any allegation of medical negligence.

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          Journal
          Indian J Urol
          IJU
          Indian Journal of Urology : IJU : Journal of the Urological Society of India
          Medknow Publications (India )
          0970-1591
          1998-3824
          Jul-Sep 2009
          : 25
          : 3
          : 379-383
          Affiliations
          Advocates & Corporate Legal Adviser, D – 29, 5 th Floor, Mantri Kishor Park, Bhosale Nagar, Pune 411 007, India
          Author notes
          For correspondence: M. S. Pandit, Advocates & Corporate Legal Adviser, D – 29, 5 th Floor, Mantri Kishor Park, Bhosale Nagar, Pune 411 007, India. E-mail: panditms@ 123456eth.net
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          IJU-25-379
          10.4103/0970-1591.56207
          2779964
          19881135
          3b921749-dc43-4b44-ad5e-75904b1c782d
          © Indian Journal of Urology

          This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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          medical literature,criminal negligence,medical negligence
          Urology
          medical literature, criminal negligence, medical negligence

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