Unsuccessful surgery not medical negligence
As medicine is not an exact science, the outcome of a treatment cannot be guaranteed. So can a doctor be held responsible merely because the treatment does not give the desired result?
Case Study: Due to an accidental fall at home on June 14, 2012, Satender Kumar fractured his right leg. He was rushed to Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi where Dr Raju Vaishya operated upon him the same day. A rod was inserted in his leg during the surgery, and he was discharged after a few days. Subsequently, on May 23, 2013, Kumar met with an accident and suffered a fracture of the left leg. He was again taken to the same hospital and operated upon by the same doctor, and discharged after three days...

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