Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

New Delhi:  The apex consumer commission has directed a hospital in Chennai to pay Rs three lakh for medical negligence which led to the death of a 15-year-old boy in 2000. The boy was treated for two days for measles, when he, in fact developed TEN disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a potentially life-threatening […]

Washing machines : Currying favour ?

Washing machines : Currying favour ?

If you say that your washing machine doesn’t get that ‘masala’ stain off your naughty kid’s shirt, your worries will apparently disappear if you buy one with a ‘curry’ button. (A washing machine with the button, not a shirt!) A washing machine has been launched for the Indian market, with a special mode to tackle […]

Looking Back at 2016: Consumers and Disputes

Looking Back at 2016: Consumers and Disputes

Growing consumer awareness has led to an increased burden at the consumer courts in 2016. Sale of packaged drinking water above MRP, medical negligence cases and delay in handing over of flats by builders were some issues that led the consumer fora to take sellers and service providers to task in 2016. Union minister Rajyavardhan […]