05 December, 2020

A Detox For The System

A US-based doctor fights it out in India, wins Rs 1.34 crore for his wife’s death

A Detox For The System
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13 Long Years...

  • US-based Kunal Saha awarded an unprecedented compensation of Rs 1.73 crore, for medical negligence leading to the death of his wife
  • The three Calcutta doctors who treated Anuradha, private hospital AMRI are to pay him Rs 1.34 cr
  • It took Saha a 13-year legal battle for which he made 50 trips to India

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When Dr Kunal Saha first told his family and friends he wanted to go to court against the doctors who had treated his wife, Anuradha, they begged him to change his mind. They all agreed the doctors had a case to answer for the shocking, untimely death of the vivacious and intelligent 36-year-old. But then they listed the reasons why Saha’s life would become a living nightmare if he went to court: the doctors involved were big names, others would close ranks around them; medical negligence was a miserably underdeveloped area in Indian law; the legal delays would frustrate him beyond belief. And had Saha...

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