Medical Negligence

Report shows Medical Negligence led to deaths at Kenyan hospitals

Time to time we will hear the news that irritates the conscience of the human being. Things that should never happen but unfortunately still happen! The most recent news was about the death of three patients in three hospitals in a single month in Kenya due to what is said professional negligence. It is not easily digestible! Being a medical staff, people expect medical staff to save lives, not to take the lives more easily than would have happened otherwise.

Professional neglect is an unpleasant issue that nobody likes in any field of life.
There is another term which needs not to be confused which professional neglect. This term is the medical error. It is an accepted truth that not all medical errors are the result of negligence. Some of these errors are likely expected with specific procedures, but still if a preventable error –which was not prevented by the medical staff-causes injury to the patient, it can be considered as negligent. Still there is never clear-cut border between the two mentioned issues and everybody can interpret the action on his/her own benefit, however, what is important at the end is; that nobody is happy that an additional injury would happen to a patient. read more