Clinical negligence: the real cases and legal aspects

AnaesthesiaA 12 years old teenager was brought to the hospital with the diagnosis of appendicitis. During anesthesia, he stopped breathing. The measures to revive the patient were unsuccessful. It turned out that instead of a cylinder with oxygen the machine was connected to the cylinder with carbon dioxide. As a result: the lethal outcome was caused by poisoning with carbon dioxide. The actions of the doctor responsible for anesthesia were qualified as causing death by negligence. (more…)

The clinical and post-operative shock: the nature of issue and legal projection

The problem of shock remains to be one of the most complex phenomena in modern medicine. Despite the large number of studies carried out in this field over the past decade, the understanding of the pathogenesis of traumatic shock and the approaches to their prevention and treatment remain to be quite controversial. This greatly complicates the presentation of the issues relating to the operational and post-operative shock. Thus, first of all, we need to answer the question why the terms ‘operational shock’ and ‘post-operative shock’ in recent years are used very rarely. (more…)