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Critical Analysis of Medical Malpractice Laws in Pakistan: An Expedition from Enactment to Opulent Enforcement
This paper aims to explicate that despite of legislative frameworks why medical malpractice is still rampant. The object of the study is to determine the question of jurisdiction of tribunals and courts pertaining to this felony and explains how effective mechanisms can be evolved for the proper enforcement of laws. The rationale of the study is to suggest that an exclusive and viable law on the subject must be enacted which shall conclusively lays down the parameter for determining the rights obligation and liabilities of all the stakeholders including healthcare providers and patients to uphold and implement the hopes trust and confidence associated with medical profession. The Research methodology involving qualitative, descriptive, analytical empirical and applied methods based on the rationale of the study. This research has highlighted some grey areas in the legislative and implementation mechanisms which are condition precedent for opulent implementation of laws.
Assistant Professor, University Law College, New Campus, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Assistant Professor, School of Law and Policy, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Mohammad Hashim
Medical Officer & Demonstrator, M. Islam Medical College Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Healthcare Provider, Infrastructure, Liability, Medical Malpractice, Negligence