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Corporate negligence

Corporate negligence The theory of corporate liability is typically applied in cases involving hospitals and their staff physicians. Hospitals have independent duty to their patients to investigate adequacy and review the competence of staff physicians. This theory is based on the principle that hospitals are in a far better position …

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Causes of negligence by the patients

Causes of negligence by the patients: They are: (I) PHYSICIAN RELATED: Breakdown in physician-patient relationship; or utter disregard for the life and safety of the patient (poor and ineffective communication with the patient and his relatives). Rude behaviour of the physician. Less frequent house calls. Complex invasive procedures for diagnosis …

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When does medical criminal negligence take place?

Criminal negligence: The question of criminal negligence may arise: (1) When a doctor shows gross absence of skill or care during treatment resulting in serious injury to or death of the patient, by acts of omission or commission. (2) When a doctor performs an illegal act. (3) When an assaulted …

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Medical malpractice negligence

Medical malpractice negligence doctrine is based on the assumption that the issue of medical malpractice negligence in the particular case is not related to technical matters which are within the knowledge of the medical profession, e.g. the doctor will be held responsible for the lack of application of common sense, such …

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Medical negligence or Professional negligence

Medical negligence or Professional negligence is defined as absence of reasonable care and skill, or willful negligence of a medical practitioner in the treatment of a patient, which causes bodily injury or death of the patient. Negligence is defined as doing something that one is not supposed to do, or …

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Patients rights and privileges

Patients rights and privileges (1) He should furnish the doctor with complete information about past illness, and family history of diseases and the facts and circumstances of his illness. (2) He should strictly follow the instructions of the doctor as regards diet, medicine, mode of life, etc. (3) He should …

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Privileged communication – Exceptions in professional secrecy

Privileged communication – Exceptions in professional secrecy It is a statement made bonafide upon any subject matter by a doctor to the concerned authority, due to his duty to protect the interests of the community or of the State. To be privilegedcommunication, the communication must be made to a person …

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Duties of a doctor

Duties of a doctor Duty refers to the obligation to act or refrain from acting in such a way that a patient’s medical condition is appropriately diagnosed and managed so that a patient is not exposed to an unreasonable risk of injury. The following are the various types of duties …

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Doctors professional misconduct

Doctors professional misconduct It is any conduct of the doctor which might reasonably be regarded as disgraceful or dishonorable. The conduct of the doctor is judged by professional men of good repute and competence. It involves an abuse of professional position. WARNING NOTICE: A registered medical practitioner is required to …

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State medical council

The State medical council are autonomous bodies established under the State Medical Council Act. Each of these Medical Councils consists of members elected by the registered medical practitioners and those nominated by the State Government. The president and the vice-president of the Council are elected by the members from among …

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Medical law and ethics

Medical law and ethics The medical profession is governed by legislation and by a Code of Ethics and Etiquette. Ethics is a voluntarily self-imposed code of conduct by the medical profession. The broad principles of Medical law and ethics are formulated by National and State Medical Councils and the World …

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Crime scene evidence collection

Crime scene evidence collection – Basic Rules for Preservation of Medico legal Evidence: For evidence to be legally accepted by the Courts: (1) It must be obtained in a legal manner. (2) It must be relevant to the issue. (3) The chain of custody of the item must be intact and …

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Gum infection symptoms

gum infection symptoms

Gum infection symptoms – With increase in junk food across the world, people are beginning to come across new kinds of diseases and medical conditions. Many of these conditions are related to the dental health of a person. Infection in gums is a very common problem faced by many throughout the world. …

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Crime scene photography

Crime scene photography – The dead body should be carefully lifted and placed on to a bed sheet, length of plastic or body bag and wrapped for transport. With heavy bodies, decomposed or fragile remains, the body should be rolled on to its side and the plastic stuck underneath the body. …

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Basic rules of crime scene investigation

Crime scene investigation Things are not always what they seem to be at first sight. Many cases of homicide go undetected because of the lack of suspicion and improper or inadequate investigation. All cases of death should be regarded as unnatural, until proved otherwise. Violent deaths may show minimal or …

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