Radiology: Probing legalities of ultrasound
The most common complaint registered against a doctor is of medical negligence. But, does it apply to sonologists? Yes, it does! "A mistake committed by the sonologist during the course of his professional duty, could be considered as a 'Tortuous Act',” opines Diljeet Titus, Founder, law firm Titus & Co, New Delhi.
The laws governing medical negligence are, by far and large, a section of Law of Tort, in addition to Indian Contract Act. "Tort is a civil wrong, as opposed to a criminal wrong where a defendant breaches a duty to the plaintiff (complainant). Negligence may be defined as the “breach of a duty caused by the omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those considerations which ordinarily regulate the conduct of human affairs would do, or doing something which a prudent and reasonable man
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