Medical Negligence / Malpractices
Medical negligence laws in India is now mainly under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and a complaint under the said act is filed by the aggrieved person on which the consumer court issues notice to the other party to file his reply and subsequently based on the evidence of the parties or the opinion of the experts on the issue, the matter is decided by the consumer court finally and the order is passed on the complaint.
Indian Penal Code is the basic criminal law. It contemplates various provisions for punishments under various categories of offences committed in India. Some sections related to the medical negligence laws in India are Section 52, Section 80, Section 81, Section 83, Section 90, Section 91, Section 92, Section 304-A, Section 337, Section 338 of IPC.