HC junks plea of negligence against doctor
The Delhi high court on Sunday dismissed a plea alleging negligence by a neurosurgeon leading to death of a woman, who was suffering from brain tumour. Justice Vibhu Bakhru said unless it is proved that there was any flaw in the decision making process or there was malafide, no interference by the court would be warranted. “This court finds no merit in the present petition and the same is dismissed,” the court said. The court was hearing a plea by a man, whose wife was being treated by Dr S. K. Sogani, a neurosurgeon, for meningioma/ brain tumour and she died in May 2011, after her third operation. The man had alleged in the plea that the doctor was negligent in treating his wife and he had operated upon her thrice from November 2003 to May 2011. It was alleged that the doctor conducted the third operation on May 7, 2011, without a prior MRI scan and it was an act of negligence.