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Junior locum surgeon commits medical blunder by operating on wrong kidney
 

Junior locum surgeon commits medical blunder by operating on wrong kidney

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A junior locum surgeon had wrongly removed a patient’s healthy kidney due to a misunderstanding. Despite receiving a filed complaint, the hospital did not take appropriate action—which ultimately led the patient to press charges and sue the hospital for the medical blunder that their doctors have committed.
 
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15 Jan 2018 - General
 
Nirmala Kalar Sambandam Thank you for sharing this article. Failing to prepare extensively, which includes identifying the proper laterality of a diseased organ, for a surgery is a mortal sin in the medical field. However, I agree with you that an investigation should be done as to why this event transpired. Could doctors in this hospital be experiencing inadequate rest or a lack of staff to carry out all errands ...
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