HC junks plea of neg­li­gence against doc­tor

The Asian Age - - Delhi Special - AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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