Culture and diversity

April 2010

Professional

Failure to use an interpreter

Volume 39, No.4, April 2010 Pages 241-242

Sara Bird

Case studies are based on actual medical negligence claims or medicolegal referrals; however certain facts have been omitted or changed by the author to ensure the anonymity of the parties involved.

This article discusses a Medical Board complaint involving an allegation of failure to use an interpreter, resulting in the death of a patient, aged 35 years.

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