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Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney

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Thankfully for the sick in Minnesota, a surgeon will stop seeing patients after he removed the wrong kidney from a patient. In doing so, the surgeon left a cancerous kidney inside the patient. The surgery was done last Tuesday, but only on Wednesday was it discovered what had happened. To prevent something like this from happening again, the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital said that surgeons would have to double check MRI’s and CAT scans before cutting. He was not asked why they were not doing that before. One also wonders about the remedies this patient might have had if the accident occurred in Florida, where a PR campaign has convinced many that one-size fits all medical malpractice caps would be enough to satisfy even egregious cases such as this one.