Why Do Medical Documents Need to Be Translated ?

By Camille Bouvet, Lingolet Intern

Why Do Medical Documents Need to Be Translated ?

Medical staff can receive new instruments, new drugs to be prescribed, or new machines. And sometimes, the notices for new equipment are in a foreign language. In this case, the medical staff must use a certified translator to avoid dosing errors or damage to the latest equipment.

This has already happened in France: they mistranslated the instructions for a new machine, and many patients overdosed. Four patients even died from it. The medical language is exact, and during a recent practice, a new mode of operation, the comprehension must be optimal.

With Lingolet, you can join medical certified interpreters and translators. You can send your written documents through lingolet.io and ask for a human proofread. Using Lingolet will ensure you a perfect and accurate translation. Join Lingolet now!


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