SC orders NMIH to pay 1 cr to Infy engineer

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Nizam’s Medical Institute, Hyderabad
New Delhi, May 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 14 directed Hyderabad's Nizam"s Medical Institute to pay a hefty compensation of Rs 1 crore to a software engineer who suffered permanent disability due to the negligence of the hospital staff.

Prashanth S Dhananka, employee of Infosys from Bangalore was paralysed waist downwards after a surgery at the government-owned institute. The surgery has rendered him permanently disabled and incapable of performing everyday chores.

The supreme court bench comprising of Justice B N Agrawal, Justice G S Singhwi and Justice H S Bedi hiked the compensation from a Rs 15 lakhs awarded by the Andhra Pradesh High Court to Rs one crore making it the highest compensation ever awarded.

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