Adopt best practices to avoid bad outcomes

Issue - January - 2024, Posted On:   01 January 2024
Law accepts that there could be several modes of treatment; however, it also mandates that the best available practice / treatment must be adopted. A doctor and hospital were recently held negligent for not doing so.

A pregnant lady was under the care of gynaecologist and consulted him regularly at the hospital. She was admitted at full term for delivery. Unfortunately, the foetus developed hypoxia – a stillborn baby was delivered.
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