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The doctor amputated the patient’s wrong leg and fined him $ 17,000

Posted on 12/02/2021 21:00

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One Terrible medical error Finished on the court, at a hospital in Freestat, Austria. An 84-year-old patient with diabetes entered the operating room to have his left leg amputated, but already a tragedy worsened: the doctor marked the wrong bundle and amputated the patient’s right leg.

Two days after surgery, during a change of clothes, the nurses discovered the bug. Eventually the old man had to amputate both legs.

The case took place in May 2020. The surgeon was charged with “bodily injury in particularly dangerous circumstances”. The sentencing took place on Wednesday (1/12) and the victim died before the end of the trial.

The doctor will have to pay 17 thousand ringgit as compensation. Freestad Hospital called the incident a “string of unfortunate circumstances” and the director publicly apologized to the victim.
In court, the severed surgeon said the operating room’s command chain had failed. When asked by the judge why the right leg was amputated, the left said, “I do not know.”

In the United States amputated leg is very expensive

An accident that did not seem like a big deal gave a tragic end to an American. April Jones stepped on a rusty nail while shopping at a Walmart grocery store in the United States. The injury worsened and he had to have his leg amputated.

The lawsuit was filed in June 2015 in Florence, South Carolina. Six years later, once the legal process is complete, the victim will receive $ 10 million in damages. The value when converted will exceed R $ 50 million.

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