medical error

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med·i·cal er·ror

(med'kăl er'ŏr)
In nursing usage, any failure to implement a planned action as intended or the implementation of the wrong nursing plan.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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A spokesman for the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) said no reports had been received about issues with the syringes at Surrey hospitals.
They are now being helped by North Wales Community Health Council, who have asked the charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) to act on the families' behalf.
The Community Health Council have put the families in touch with 'Action against Medical Accidents' (AvMA), a medico-legal charity specialising in scandals such as Tawel Fan, having represented families at the Francis Review into Mid Staffs.
They are now being helped by North Wales Community Health Council, who have asked charity Action Against Medical Accidents to act on the families' behalf.
Peter Walsh, chief executive of Action Against Medical Accidents, said: "One complication is we don't know the extent of the damage that has been caused until many years after the incident takes place.
But Peter Walsh, chief executive of the charity Action Against Medical Accidents, has warned that not enough is being done to prevent the mistakes of the past being repeated in modern-day maternity wards.
Peter Walsh, of charity Action Against Medical Accidents, said: "The NHS is struggling with finance.
Mr Hall is an accredited solicitor on the Law Society panel for clinical negligence and for personal injury and an approved solicitor for Action against Medical Accidents.
Does the firm have at least one member of the Law Society's Clinical Negligence Panel or the Solicitors Referral Panel of the charity Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA), in the team?
Hugh Williams, deputy chief executive of charity Action Against Medical Accidents, said: "When things go wrong it is essential there is an open culture where the matter is properly investigated and lessons can be learned.
"There isn't a doctor or hospital administrator out there who isn't interested in reducing medical accidents," added Kamel.

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