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farside1

  3 months ago

She had cancer, only discovered after 7 months because her doctor failed over and over.
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her doctor was advised to organize an abdominal ultrasound scan. He did not. Two months later while pain continued, she mentioned she had not received an appointment and he finally tried to do so. this was declined due to resource constraints, and the DHB advised he request a community ultrasound. AGAIN the doctor did not refer her nor had he referred her to outpatient cardiology services, ignoring AGAIN a recommendation to do so, which the woman was unaware of, despite visiting the practice several times over the next few months. Seven months after the initial referral was recommended, another doctor referred her for a community ultrasound. This led to the discovery of solid masses on her liver and she was diagnosed with cancer. The doctor has been found in breach of health regulations, however as usual, his name is suppressed, nothing will happen to him apart from minor censure and he'll go on his merry way - something denied to his patient. Do you think doctors who don't do the most basic parts of their job and their patients die as a result should have a more severe punishment? What DO you think should be done to doctors like this?
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mcsmith19

  3 months ago
get re trained
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madmonkey49

  3 months ago
Yes that doctor needs to have have his practicing certificate removed. Isn't it sad that to get appropriate treatment you have to be really, really assertive and not everyone is able to do this. You shouldn't have to.
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Sawra

  3 months ago
I'd once seen a tv documentary about a young woman who had faced something similar at the hands of her doctor who later she mentioned "apologized over and over" but according to what was shown on the program, the doctor didn't seem to get punishment of any kind! That was very frustrating to watch not mentioning how disturbing it was to watch this woman's horrifying story. For no fault of hers she was suffering and was spending her lst days thinking 'what if..." That's so very sad.
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Sawra

  3 months ago
Name them, shame them and strip them off their licenses - all this in addition to slapping them with heavy fines and imprisonment for a long time.
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sukebebob

  3 months ago
Hippocratic Oath - one of the promises within that oath is "first, do no harm". He has done/caused harm, so he has failed to keep his promise. He should have any medical qualifications taken away as a bare minimum & stopped from practicing as a doctor ever again. Prison wont do anything, but I think he should be fined $500,000 at least....money going to victim.
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E8173105u81

  3 months ago
absolutely stronger punishment. we all make mistakes but if a person is killed in a car accident, the perpetrator often goes to prison.If there is loss of life because of someone else's mishandling then the person who mishandled the situation needs to be strongly punished.If it was a sexual nature the Dr would be de registered and often sent to prison. Why is loss of life in this siuatuion not as important
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