The University of Southern California recently shut down it’s kidney transplant unit after implanting a kidney in the wrong patient. An investigation is underway to determine what holes in the program allowed for such horrid medical malpractice. Fortunately, no patient was injured, due to the fortunate fact that the kidney was a universal ‘O‘ blood type. Had that not been the case, someone could have died.
After the error was discovered, the hospital quickly began working to locate an eligible recipient for the additional kidney. Luckily, the intended recipient of the misplaced kidney received an organ just a few days later.
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While the patients involved in this potentially fatal mishap remained well and everything turned out okay, these errors occur regularly, and outcomes are not always so positive. Almost 100,000 patients will lose their lives each year to preventable medical errors, and most families won’t see the justice they so clearly deserve.
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