Mexico: Man goes into surgery for hernia, leaves without one testicle

Posted on April 11, 2016 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Mexico reported The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued recommendation 14/2016, addressed to the Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).

The measure was taken inadequate medical care to a patient, attributable to a doctor and responsible for safeguarding the clinical record of the victim, Medical Ambulatory Care Unit No.1 (umaa-1) Regional General Hospital No. public servants 36 (HGR-36) in Puebla.

Through a statement, it was reported that the CNDH medical negligence, violations of the human right to health protection and the lack of decent treatment of a man of 56 years, which they removed a testicle without his consent, after conducting inguinal hernia surgery, the June 16, 2011.

On August 14, 2013, the national body received the complaint of the injured party in detailing that after two years of discomfort arising from that surgery was referred to the specialty of Urology HGR-36, where he was informed on 15 May 2013, which had only one testicle.

Among the evidence that make up the CNDH / 5/2013/6351 / Q record, it was found that the doctor who underwent surgery to the injured party committed medical malpractice.

‘The doctor performed surgery in which unnecessarily removed the testicle to the patient, without informing patient in a timely manner, thereby breached Article 8 of the Federal Law of Administrative Responsibilities of Public Servants and Article 48 of the Regulations of the General Law Health Matters Provision of Health Care Services’, he said. Read Article

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