Errores fatales: segundas víctimas – VOX

Fatal mistakes

Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. They are reprimanded. Do they also deserve support?
by Sarah Kliff on March 15, 2016

Kim Hiatt had worked as a nurse for 24 years when she made her first medical error: She gave a frail infant 10 times the recommended dosage of a medication. The baby died five days later.

Hiatt’s mistake was an unnecessary tragedy. But what happened next was an unnecessary tragedy, too: Seven months after the error, Hiatt killed herself.

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