Medical malpractice is something most people, thankfully, are not familiar with. But what happens when a medical professional makes a mistake due to negligence? What are you and your family left with? In many cases, you can overcome the effects of medical malpractice and return to a normal life. In other cases, medical malpractice is simply shocking.
Here are some of the most horrible cases of medical malpractice on record.
Imagine being told you need brain surgery. The thought is worrisome. Now imagine going under the knife and having the wrong side of your brain operated on. That’s what happened, not once, but three times in a single year, at Rhode Island Hospital. In one of these instances, an 86-year-old man lost his life.
Alexander Baez, former Mr. Mexico and runner-up for Mr. Universe, wanted pec implants. Baez awoke from surgery to discover that he had indeed been given implants…breast implants. The man who gave Baez his C-cups was not even a licensed surgeon, having forged documents, and was eventually located in Belize.
Patient on Fire
When Janice McCall went in for surgery in 2009, she never imagined she wouldn’t make it out of the hospital for reasons not due to surgical complications. Everyone understands there is a risk to surgery, but no one assumes they will catch on fire during their procedure. What caused McCall to ignite has never been publicly released.
Many have heard of sponges or gauze being left inside of a patient after a surgery. What sets this account apart is that the foreign body left behind was not something so innocuous. Instead, it was a 10-inch long retractor that was left in the chest of Daryoush Mazarei. After complaining of severe pain for several months and being told it was “all in his head,” Mazarei was given a CT scan that revealed the instrument.
A mother of two, Kim Tutt was diagnosed by her dentist as having cancer in her jaw. She agreed to undergo a surgery that removed part of her jaw and replaced it with her fibula in order to give herself more time to live and love her sons. Sadly, five surgeries later, doctors told Tutt that she never had cancer in the first place…her diagnosis was due to a mix up at the lab.
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