Why Do Medical Documents Need to Be Translated?

By Camille Bouvet, Lingolet Intern

Medical document being 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.

 

On 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!

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.

 

On 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!

How to find a medical translator?

On your phone:

 

1. Download Lingolet Hybrid on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store

2. Create your account with your phone number or email

3. Log in to your account

4. Select the language pairs amongst 200+ languages

5. Select audio or video

6. Call the interpreter

 

On your web browser:

 

1. Access https://www.lingolet.io/#/register

2. Create your account with your phone number or email

3. Log in to your account

4. Select the human interpreter tab in the left menu

4. Select the language pairs amongst 200+ languages

5. Select audio or video

6. Call the interpreter

 

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Lingolet guarantees you a medical interpreter in less than 30 seconds in more than 180 languages.

Learn more about medical translation:
 

  • Are translators and interpreters the same thing?

  • Why must hospitals have translators available?

  • How accurate is Google Translate?