When the ‘right was wrong’– A case of ‘missed negligence’

Kanchan, Tanuj and Atreya, Alok (2015) When the ‘right was wrong’– A case of ‘missed negligence’. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 8 (2). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0974-2441

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Abstract

We report a case where the operation site was marked wrongly on the right side of the scalp. It was the timely intervention of a member of the surgical team that the possible mishap in the form of a negligent operation on the wrong site was prevented, hence, the term “missed negligence.” The case is reported for its significance in the field of surgery as a caution and reminder that utmost care should be taken to determine and confirm the site of the surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Negligence, Res ipsa loquitur, Site, Surgery, Wrong.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 11:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142235

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