You should first secure the records of all the treatment given to your mother and the record of her previous illness. Treatment particulars right from the date of admission till her last breath in the hospital. Have a second opinion from an expert doctor on this treatment and also about your mother's disease and th negligence by the hospital which treated her now. There is no denying fact that the human life is precious and the persons responsible for the medical negligence has to be properly punished. Dr. Kunal Saha's case decided by Supreme court: Dr Kunal Saha was a doctor in the United States and came to India with his wife, Anuradha, in April 1998. She complained of fever and itching and was treated by Dr Sukumar Mukherjee and later at the AMRI hospital in Kolkata. Her condition deteriorated and she was taken to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, where she passed away in May 1998. It was established that the doctors and the hospital had been negligent. Kunal filed for civil compensation of almost Rs.100 crores in the consumer court – National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) – and after a 15 year legal battle was awarded Rs. Six crores plus interest by the Supreme Court of India in October 2013. It is difficult to define ‘just compensation,’ however, in Sarla Verma’s case the Supreme Court discussed it. with a lot of clarity and precision. However, it still is open to interpretation. It was observed: “Compensation awarded does not become 'just compensation' merely because the Tribunal considers it to be just…Just compensation is adequate compensation which is fair and equitable, on the facts and circumstances of the case, to make good the loss suffered as a result of the wrong, as far as money can do so, by applying the well settled principles relating to award of compensation. It is not intended to be a bonanza, largesse or source of profit…Assessment of compensation though involving certain hypothetical considerations, should nevertheless be objective. Justice and justness emanate from equality in treatment, consistency and thoroughness in adjudication, and fairness and uniformity in the decision making process and the decisions” Medical negligence by doctors and hospitals, once established by the trial court, very well conveys that the conduct of the medical professionals – doctors, hospital administration, other hospital staff, etc. – was not upto the mark and hence, they must be held liable for deficiency in service, as entailed in the consumer law in India.12 What was the degree of this deficiency depends on the degree of negligence, which can either be slight, normal, or gross. If the negligence was gross, it almost borders with intentional conduct which may be even penalised under the criminal law of the country, however, under the civil law for award of compensation, the quantum has to be determined by the consumer courts.