Laxmi vs. Union of India & Ors.

The Supreme Court mandated that State authorities compensate all survivors of acid attacks three lakh rupees. It also determined that full medical assistance should be provided to the survivors of acid attack free of cost including medicine, food, bedding, and reconstructive surgeries. Further, the court ruled that it is each state’s legal responsibility to ensure that hospitals comply with these demands.

Insofar as the proper treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation of the victims of acid attack is concerned, the meeting convened on 14.03.2015 notes unanimously that full medical assistance should be provided to the victims of acid attack and that private hospitals should also provide free medical treatment to such victims.

Laxmi Vs. Union of India & Ors.(2014) 4 SCC 427