A 90-year-old Austrian woman had the wrong leg amputated by doctors, according to prosecutors – The operating surgeon and a second doctor, who allegedly made the mistaketrial in November. when planning the operation, have been charged with bodily injury caused by negligence. They are expected to go on
The now 91-year-old woman, who suffered from vascular disease, had gone into hospital in the Tyrolean town of Sankt Johann on June 16 to have a leg amputated.
After the procedure however, the doctors realised they had removed the wrong limb.
The Austrian hospital said human error as well as a breakdown in safety measures were to blame for the mistake, and the surgeon who handled the procedure was suspended after 25 years on the job.
The elderly woman finally had the correct limb amputated in a second operation a few days later. ( telegraph.co.uk )
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