Sometimes your doctor or health worker made a mistake in treating patients carry out their duties. However, there are 10 medical mistakes that are difficult to believe could happen.
These medical errors mostly occurred when doctors perform surgery or surgery on his patients. Here are 10 medical mistakes that are difficult to believe, as quoted oddee of Huffingtonpost, namely:
1. Fertility clinics using the wrong sperm
Nancy Andrews of Commack, New York managed to get pregnant after IVF (in vitro fertilization) in a fertility clinic in New York. But what he found Nancy and her husband is a child with a darker skin color that is significantly different from both.
After conducting DNA tests known that doctors in the clinic using sperm to fertilize another egg Nancy. The couple also filed a lawsuit against the owner of the clinic, but still pick up the baby Jessica who was born on October 19, 2004 as part of their family members.
2. Accepting the heart and lungs are wrong, then dies
Jesica Santillan (17 years) died 2 weeks after receiving the heart and lungs of patients who have blood type does not suit him. Doctors at Duke niversity Medical Center failed to check the compatibility of blood before surgery.
After surgery, Santillan suffered brain damage and complications that hastened his death.Santillan known to have blood type O and received organs from blood group A.
3. Error removal of the testes
A surgeon who mistakenly picked up a healthy testes from Benjamin Hougton (47 years).This patient was complaining of pain and shrinkage in his left testicle so doctors decided to schedule an appointment for fear of cancer surgery.
But the doctor just raised the healthy right testicle. This error occurred in West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and the hospital providing indemnity of 200,000 U.S. dollars to Hougton and wife.
4. Metal length of 13 inches (33 cm) left in the abdomen of the patient
Donald Church (49 years) had a tumor in the abdomen and surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle in June 2009. The tumor was successfully removed but a metal retractor 33 cm along the left inside the stomach.
Luckily it is immediately known and is taken so that the Church does not have long-term health consequences and the hospital would replace the loss of 97,000 U.S. Dollars.
5. Cardiac surgical procedure on the wrong patient
Joan Morris (a pseudonym) a woman 67 years who were treated at a teaching hospital for cerebral angiography.
He entered the operating room and underwent surgery for an hour, physicians already make an incision in the groin and the arterial puncture to insert a small tube into the heart.
When suddenly the phone rang and a doctor from another department asked ‘What are you doing with my patient?’. The doctor immediately checked the chart and realized he had made a big mistake. Luckily this patient could return to her room in stable condition.
6. A hospital doing the wrong brain surgery and has occurred three times a year
For the third time in a year, doctors at Rhode Island Hospital operated on the wrong side of the patient’s head. The most recent incident occurred on 23 November 2007.
A woman 82 years underwent surgery to stop bleeding between the brain and skull. A neurosurgeon at the hospital to do the drilling on the right side of the head, whereas CT scan showed bleeding on the left.
7. Surgeons perform amputations on the wrong foot
A surgeon amputated the wrong leg of his patients, Willie King (52 years) in February 1995.
Surgeon team realized that they were doing surgery on the wrong foot when the foot was amputated. As a result of this error, the medical doctor’s license was suspended for 6 months and a fine of 10,000 U.S. Dollars.
8. Errors raised a healthy kidney
A patient treated at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital because one of his kidneys had a tumor that is believed to be cancer.
But the doctor just picked up a healthy kidney and kidney cancers potentially remain in the body. It is only known when the pathologist found no evidence of any malignancy of the kidney are taken.
9. Anesthesia errors that make the patient could feel the scalpel slices
Sherman Sizemore admitted to Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley on January 19, 2006 to conduct operations in determining the cause of stomach pain.
But during the operation he experienced the phenomenon of anesthesia awareness that allowed him to feel pain, pressure or discomfort during surgery but unable to move or talk to your doctor.
Doctors failed to provide a general anesthetic that makes him wake up for 16 minutes after the doctor cut her stomach. This condition raises a traumatic experience for patients who make it are encouraged to commit suicide.
10. Bypassed heart surgery on the wrong artery
Known surgeons perform heart surgery on bypassed the wrong artery, thus requiring another emergency surgery to clear blockages that can threaten a patient’s life. This occurred in a 45-year-old funnyman and father of two children.
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