The Latest Case of Medical Malpractice– Doctors Remove Man’s Healthy Kidney by Mistake

The latest victim of wrong site surgery is a Minnesota man who underwent surgery to remove his cancerous kidney (read news story) The surgery seemed to go well- the kidney was successfully removed and on its way to the pathology lab. As the pathologists began testing the kidney, they realized it was cancer free. Was this a miracle? Unfortunately not. The surgeon evidently removed the wrong kidney during surgery. Reports suggest that the kidneys were marked wrong in the patient's chart and the doctors did not perform any additional diagnostic testing to verify the information was correct before they began. The hospital has taken … [Read more...]