Video: ❶ Medical Errors: Who Is Responsible For The Consequences
Any practice is fraught with errors. However, there are areas where mistakes are unacceptable. And medical practice is the same case. A medical error can be fatal to the patient. A doctor who has committed such a mistake is subjected not only to moral, ethical and moral assessment by others, but also bears civil, legal, and sometimes criminal responsibility. Location: Location:
Various factors can serve as the reasons for medical errors: lack of knowledge in a particular area, imperfection of diagnostic equipment, neglect of one's work. In any case, medical personnel should be responsible for the consequences of the actions taken. What penalty he will receive depends on the severity of the harm caused to the patient. If the patient or his relatives filed a lawsuit, a criminal case is automatically initiated to identify the causes of the damage to health.
Medical errors are divided into crimes due to negligence and as a result of good faith delusion. Both of these crimes are closely related and carry criminal liability. Criminal liability arises after the results of the forensic medical examination. A mistake as a result of a doctor's delusion in good faith implies a certain qualification of a doctor. That is, this suggests that even a professional in his field can confuse the symptoms of the disease, which leads to death.
A negligent crime is the action of a doctor who, due to the circumstances, did not foresee the consequences. Also, a mistake can be made due to the doctor's frivolity or negligence. In this case, the crime has a more severe punishment.
A patient can sue a particular doctor, medical staff, or clinic in general. In the first case, the doctor will be held liable if found guilty. In the second and third cases, both a group of people and the clinic as a whole can be held liable.
Recently, clinics have been practicing solidarity with their doctors who made a mistake. That is, the responsibility will directly affect the entire medical staff of the clinic. These can be material payments, fines, deprivation of qualifications, administrative penalties or criminal liability.