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Doctor Mistakenly Amputates Wrong Foot

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Strange News - AP

    Doctor Mistakenly Amputates Wrong Foot

    Mon Dec 27,10:03 PM ET Strange News - AP

    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A doctor at a public hospital in southern Mexico mistakenly amputated the right leg of an elderly patient who had sought treatment for an infection in his left foot, the patient's family announced Sunday.

    Seeking treatment for a foot wound aggravated by diabetes, Alberto Lopez, 74, was admitted to a Social Security (news - web sites) Institute hospital in Tuxtla Gutierrez, 430 miles south of Mexico City, and underwent surgery on Friday.

    But the patient emerged from surgery without a right leg — and still suffering from the original infection — according to family members who filed a complaint Sunday with the state attorney general's office and a national medical arbitration commission.

    As of Sunday, Lopez had not yet been notified that the wrong limb was amputated unnecessarily, according to his daughter, Esperanza Lopez.

    "He could die on us just from the impact," she said. "What we are demanding of the authorities is that the person responsible be punished."

    Hospital director Jesus Siman acknowledged that a mistake was made and said the responsible doctor had been removed from the hospital while authorities investigate the incident. The doctor under investigation could not be reached for comment.
  2. ArtilleryBuck

    ArtilleryBuck Junior

  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Uh, can I get a mulligan?
  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Is this the case where they then amputate the other leg that should have been cut off in the first place?

    Then the guy sues for malpractice, and the case is thrown out because...

    The judge says the plaintiff doesn't have a leg to stand on.

    OK, poor taste - but so obvious someone had to post it.
  5. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Its cool man, I was going to post something like, "The saddest part is that 'Stumpy' Lopez just doesn't have the same ring as 'Lefty' Lopez"
  6. BrutusMaximus

    BrutusMaximus I Heart Boobs

    Geez........ya give em an inch, and they take a foot
  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    That doc deserves a foot in the ass.
  8. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    Good thing this doctor doesn't perform vasectomies.

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