Source of the above.
Does the condition concern any one here?
In October Dr Saha had won the case of medical negligence, with the Supreme Court enhancing the compensation paid to him from Rs 1.73 crore to Rs 5.96 crore, the highest damage ever paid in such a case in India
After the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, came into effect, a number of patients have filed cases against doctors. This article presents a summary of legal decisions related to medical negligence: what constitutes negligence in civil and criminal law, and what is required to prove it.
Public awareness of medical negligence in India is growing. Hospital managements are increasingly facing complaints regarding the facilities, standards of professional competence, and the appropriateness of their therapeutic and diagnostic methods. After the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, has come into force some patients have filed legal cases against doctors, have established that the doctors were negligent in their medical service, and have claimed and received compensation. As a result, a number of legal decisions have been made on what constitutes negligence and what is required to prove it.
What has caused to neglect this topic so far?
Possibly no one commented because it's kind of a "news article" than a personal question or problem.
Maybe because it's a story from India? (not sure if that's the reason).
I'd assume most of this forum's users are from U.S. or "nearby countries."
Though I doubt the statistics cited in your post are much different in the U.S. or many developed nations.
Part of the problem (as least in U.S.) is doctors are treated like gods. Their national organization & lobby group (AMA - Amer. Medical Assoc.) has an extremely wealthy, powerful lobby that influences national & state laws, policies on physicians & medical practices. So they get cut a lot of slack.
I don't believe doctor's are "treated like gods" in the U.S.A.
As for myself I get excellent care at the VA, and have worked in many hospitals and the amount of negligence I have encountered is minimal.
In recent years protocols in hospitals have become standardized, and a person with a heart problem is treated pretty much the same no matter where they go.
There are problems with the AMA, and I am not going to defend them, however by and large they have been a healthy influence on the practice of medicine.
As for any doctor "intentionally" diagnosing a healthy person with a disease they don't have, I believe that is nonsense. I cannot concieve of that happening.