Yes, removing a Foley catheter while it is still inflated is generally considered negligent because it can cause serious injury to the patient. Foley catheters have a balloon at the end that is inflated inside the bladder to keep the catheter in place. Deflating the balloon before removal is the standard procedure to prevent damage to the urethra and other complications. Removing the catheter without deflating the balloon can lead to pain, bleeding, and potential urethral injury, which are preventable with proper care. Therefore, healthcare providers are trained to ensure the balloon is fully deflated before attempting to remove a Foley catheter.

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