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A woman diagnosed with a cancerous left kidney had her right kidney removed during an operation. The wrong kidney was removed. The woman is making a medical malpractice claim. In a separate incident, a malpractice claim is being made against an obstetrician whose actions resulted in an emergency hysterectomy and a brain damaged newborn. The obstetrician failed to monitor the baby during delivery, used Cytotec inappropriately to induce labour and performed the C-section in an untimely manner. In yet another case, a doctor failed to follow up adequately a patientís treatment. The patient had an undiagnosed colorectal cancer which should have been diagnosed by the doctor if he had asked questions about the patientís history, ordered appropriate tests and organized follow-up.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Star-Telegram
About: Three medical malpractice cases brought against different doctors
Date: 26 August 2004
Author: Mitch Mitchell
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