Typographical mistake ‘can be’ a bona fide error.htm

  • Posted on: April 25, 2020

A typographical error may not necessarily be a deliberate attempt to cover up details. There could be several instances, such as this, where a ‘bona fide’ error is made.

In this case, the patient sued a diagnostic centre for wrongly mentioning the size of appendix as 3.8 cm instead of 3.8 mm.

The Commission observed that this cannot be construed as negligence but only a typographical error. Moreover, the report did not cause any medical complication and hence, the diagnostic centre cannot be held negligent, ruled the Commission.

Source: Order pronounced by Madhya Pradesh State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on 20th November, 2019.