Medical negligence - Apex Court awarded Rs.5.96 crore
October 23, 2013 - Hyderabad
In the history of compensation awarded due to medical negligence, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed Kolkata based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to pay a whopping Rs.5.96 crore along with interest to a US based Indian doctor who lost his 29 year old child psychologist wife during their visit to the country in 1998.
Raising the compensation to Rs.5.96 crore from Rs.1.73 crore awarded by National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, a bench of Justices CK Prasad and V Gopal Gowda asked the Advanced Medicare and Research Institute (AMRI) and three senior Kolkata—based doctors, Dr Sukumar Mukherjee, Dr B N Halder and Dr Balram Prasad. to pay the amount within eight weeks along with interest at the rate of 6 per cent from the date of filing the case in 1999.