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Medical Jurisprudence

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The punishment awarded to a doctor found guilty of professional criminal negligence is: (AIIMS May 2014)



A Imprisonment for 2 years

B Fine

C Imprisonment for 7 years

D 2 years imprisonment and fine

Ans. D

2 years imprisonment and fine

a. (Professional negligence = Malpraxis is of 2 types- Civil Negligence and Criminal Negligence.

b. A doctor held guilty of Criminal Negligence can be charged under Sec. 304A IPC for ‘Causing death by a rash & negligent act’. The punishment under this section is up to 2 years with or without fine.

c. In addition to this, the doctor can also be tried for Civil negligence in a Civil court where he might be liable to pay damages to the patient.)

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