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Man Has Wrong Organ Removed By Surgeons Who ‘Couldn’t Find’ His Appendix
A Washington state man is suing the University of Washington (UW), after two UW surgeons failed to locate his appendix and instead removed part of his colon – leaving the man with a litany of medical problems.
Attending physician Nidhi Udyavar was supposed to supervise surgeon-in-training, Paul Herman, as he performed an appendectomy on George Piano on December 6, 2022, according to Piano’s attorneys.
But Piano alleges that the surgeons failed to locate the organ and botched the surgery to such a degree that he was left in an even worse condition.
“When I woke up and came out of the drugs, I was in serious pain. Much worse than I had been in when I went to the hospital,” he told KIRO.
“I was suffering from a leaking colon that created sepsis and infection. And I almost died from it.”
The procedure was performed at the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest, in north Seattle.
Two surgeons…and neither one could locate the human appendix? Might there be a problem with UW Medicine’s admissions and hiring policies? A mite too focused on “diversity,” perhaps?
It’s been claimed that medical mistakes kill far more Americans than guns. There’s a word for the deaths caused by such mistakes: iatrogenic. Considering the contemporary acceleration of the consumption of medical products and services, I’d expect stories of this sort to multiply. I’d also expect medical men to strive to their utmost to bury them. Be on your guard.