Medical Negligence: Ignorance of Duty Costing Innocent Lives

Author: Manjima, 4th Year, B.A. LL.B, SDM Law College, Mangalore ABSTRACT Medicine is of all the arts the most noble, but owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them; it is at present far behind all the other arts.[1] Medical practitioners have responsibility to provide care to the patients. There’s no profession nobler than the medical. When the medical practitioner negligently commits an act or omits an act which should have been done which in turn causes injury to…