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Saturday, December 10, 2022

“IMSS offered me 88 thousand pesos”: Vanessa, the woman whose legs were amputated due to negligence

QUERÉTARO.- Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) offered 88 thousand pesos Vanessa Dib Velázquez, a woman who had her legs amputated, had her uterus and one ovary removed after a “diagnostic error”, only to have the intrauterine device (IUD) removed, at Queretaro Regional General Hospital No. 1 After leaving, because it was translated.

The victim this Thursday IMSS OFFER

,They offer me 88 thousand pesos to repair the damage, I ask the doctors, is it worth her feet? I’ll gladly pay them so they can return me to me”, says Vanessa, a young single mother who tells IMSS Medical Malpractice And ask for an answer to your case.

Vanessa said that the IMSS has offered her 88,000 pesos as compensation for the loss, but has not offered her a single one. Pardon me for the damage caused by it.

“Obviously this isn’t going to repair my loss, but it will help a little with the emotional part, because, probably, they don’t stop to think about everything they came to bite (… ) They offer me I think 88 thousand pesos to repair the damage and I want to ask the doctors who made those mistakes, if those 88 thousand pesos are worth their feet”, he said.

Vanessa demands that IMSS give her new prostheses, a pension increase because she has the minimum, compensation for the damage, and scholarships and workshops for her two children.

In September 2018, the then 27-year-old attended IMSS’s Family Medicine Unit No. 9 (UMF-9) in Queretaro on at least three occasions. stomach ache. The diagnosis was urinary tract infection and colitis, for which treatment was given without laboratory studies.


She went to the gynecology and obstetrics sector at the Hospital General Regional No. 1 (HGR-1) in Queretaro, remove the IUD that was translatedWhich was first removed with tweezers without ultrasound or X-ray studies.

Three days later, the victim went to UMF-9 for a lower back pain, where removal of the IUD was noted as a history and without further analysis, she was diagnosed with acute lower back pain. But the woman’s health deteriorated and she presented herself to the UMF-9 emergency room and was transferred to HGR-1, where she was admitted with severe blood loss, infectious gastroenteritis and severe dehydration. .

This made it necessary to provide the woman with mechanical respiration, intubation and blood transfusion, and due to heart failure, she required resuscitation for 30 minutes, the uterus and ovaries removed and, later, both amputated went. IMSS Hospital.

The woman, who is now 31 years old, said that after being in a coma for nine days, IMSS told his family that she had brought an infection and That “he was to blame for being in that position.”

They said that still have to undergo another surgery To remove the bone in your foot that bothers you.

CNDH seeks compensation for Vanessa’s misdiagnosis

with the above, National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Recommendation 118/2022 issued to the General Director of IMSS, Zoé Robledo, due to the fact that the medical personnel assigned to HGR-1 and UMF-9 violated the rights Protection of health, personal integrity, sexual and reproductive healthand damaged the life project of the victim.

In addition, the agency stated that The care provided was neither timely nor adequate And that today the victim may present secondary physiological disorders of her reproductive function, changes in sexual function and psychological disorders related to damage to the uterus.

Amputation of both legs forces the victim to use Jointthat “although the procedure was carried out to save the life of the victim in the face of the progression of the infection, the procedure applied was the result of inadequate medical attention, a faulty and incomplete diagnosis and an inadequate control follow-up, which made the infection significant.” which could have been prevented,” the CNDH said.

CNDH has requested that compensation be given to the victim as the treatment has affected her life project.

“The IMSS should grant to the victimfor life, medical care is required to result in permanent disability and the consequences arising out of it, and must be provided by all Required prosthetic equipment which allows him sufficient movement of him”, indicates the document.

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