All the following can be used as defense in a case of criminal negligence by a doctor EXCEPT: (LQ)
|C||Error of judgement|
a. (Contributory negligence means negligence by the patient or a care-giver of the patient in addition to the doctor’s negligence. It is a defense in only civil negligence and not in criminal negligence.
b. Therapeutic misadventure (Medical maloccurance) is a mischance or an accident / mishap / disaster, as in the case of a penicillin injection causing anaphylaxis in a patient, administered even after a negative test-dose of penicillin. Here no one is at fault, it is only a mischance.