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Doctors accidentally put a right knee part into a woman’s left leg

A woman had to undergo two surgeries when surgeons accidentally inserted a right knee part into her left knee. A few days later the woman suffered 3 heart attacks and died. The death is not believed to be related to the second surgery although her family is suing as they believe the stress brought on her heart attacks.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition

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  • Knee surgery
  • Knee replacement

Article Source Details

About: Doctors accidentally put a right knee part into a woman’s left leg

Date: 31 Aug 2002

Source: BBC News UK Edition


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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgical error
  • Deaths and surgical error
  • Errors and knee surgery
  • Errors and knee replacement

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