MANU/SC/0362/1968

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Decided On: 02.05.1968

Appellants: Dr. Laxman Balkrishna Joshi
Vs.
Respondent: Dr. Trimbak Bapu Godbole and Anr.

JUDGMENT

J.M. Shelat, J.

1. This appeal by special leave raises the question of the liability of a surgeon for alleged neglect towards his patient. It arises from the following facts.

2. At about sunset on May 6, 1953, Ananda, the son of respondent 1, aged about twenty years, met with an accident on the sea beach at Palshet, a village in Ratnagiri District, which resulted in the fracture of the femur of his left leg. Since the sea beach was at a distance of

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