Govt readies compensation plan for patients affected by faulty devices

Government had set up a nine-member medical devices sub-committee headed by former director general of health services(DGHS),Dr B.D. Athani. The sub committee was set up to recommend compensation plan for patients suffering from adverse effects of a faulty medical device.The compensation will be given by the manufacturers and importers of such devices. The committee is… Continue reading Govt readies compensation plan for patients affected by faulty devices

Haryana farmers win compensation for defective seeds sold by IFFCO

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has granted Haryana farmers compensation of ₹5 lakh from Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO). This compensation was granted after the IFFCO had sold to farmers defective guar seeds that led to 70% crop failure. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), India is a quasi-judicial commission in India… Continue reading Haryana farmers win compensation for defective seeds sold by IFFCO

Victims of mob lynching, human trafficking in Maharashtra to get compensation

Maharashtra Government has formulated a policy on cases of mob lynching.This policy came after Supreme Court had pulled up States across the country for not formulating such a policy. The new policy has pegged the amount of compensation between ₹2 lakh and ₹3 lakh which could be increased to ₹10 lakh in special cases. Further,human… Continue reading Victims of mob lynching, human trafficking in Maharashtra to get compensation

Consider victim’s age to compute compensation: SC

The Supreme Court has held that in case of death of a bachelor in a motor vehicle accident,the age of the deceased and not the age of the dependents will be the basis for computation of compensation. This verdict comes in the backdrop of an appeal filed by an Insurance Company against a High Court… Continue reading Consider victim’s age to compute compensation: SC