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UNPREMEDITATED INTRAOPERATIVE LEAVING OF FOREIGN BODIES: LEGAL ASPECTS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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The problem of intraoperative leaving of foreign bodies was and is still relevant in surgery and law. This is caused by the left foreign bodies in some cases, especially during migration they may cause severe consequences, connected with harm-doing to life and health of patients, even causing fatal outcome. The frequency of which is varying from 11 to 40 %. The basis of this is longstanding experience of work as a surgeon. The reasons of leaving foreign bodies in the organism are given and they are divided into two groups - objective and subjective. The attention is paid to social conditions, which are existing now in the country. Besides, the important role is given to personal characteristics of medical officers, participating in surgical aiding. One of the key links of chain is materially-technical equipment of therapeutic and prophylactic institutions on giving special medical aid. It is considered that when such a case is happening the legal relations are always happening between the doctor (medical institution) and the patient. The consequences of this event for the patient must be estimated by judicial-medical expertise and are reviewed within the framework of Criminal Code of Russian Federation (article 118) and Civil Process Code of Russian Federation. The full complex of medium-term and long-lasting preventive measures on decreasing frequency of unpremeditated leaving of foreign bodies is given.

Keywords

intraoperative foreign bodies; causes; legal relations; preventive measures

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340+616

Pages

206-210

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2015-07-10

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Civil society and state

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