Medical Law Cases - For Doctors (MLCD), by definition, is a law
reporter. But it reports important cases and analyzes them
exclusively from a doctor’s perspective. It contains full texts of
important judgments collected from all the courts in India. Most
importantly, drawing inferences from the reported judgments, MLCD
comprehensively guide doctors on precautions and guidelines
that they must follow to protect themselves from medico-legal
It is designed by keeping in view two important facts. First,
doctors are hard pressed for time. Second, law is the last thing
that a doctor would want to read. Hence, a summary of every judgment
reported is provided in the ‘Abstract and Advice’. The ‘Abstract and
Advice’ is written in simple, non-legal language. Facts of the case
and important observations of the Court are stated in this summary.
The decision to present the ‘Abstract and Advice’ in the beginning
of the journal has been a conscious one. The usual practice of
presenting the abstract before each judgment was avoided since it
was felt the doctor can save time by choosing to read in detail only
those cases that are relevant to his or her practice. All the
judgments reported are indexed specialty wise. This would enable a
gynecologist or a cardiologist to straightaway locate those
judgments as well as ‘Abstract and Advice’ that are relevant to his
or her practice.
Cases on procedural aspects of law are totally
avoided as they are relevant only to advocates and legal
professionals. This journal provides maximum information and
knowledge in a language and format that can be easily understood by
doctors, taking the least amount of their time.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
National Science Library
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