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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 136-137

Failure to inform the patient/attendants about a mishap/complication is per se negligence, even if the same may not be negligence or harmless to the patient

 Suggested precautions
  1. Medicine is an imperfect science and mishaps/complications are a part and parcel of any surgery/treatment. Courts do not readily infer mishaps/complications as negligence. However, not informing the patient/relatives of a complication, even if the complication is harmless to the patient or c...

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