Surgeons at the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, removed the wrong kidney in a patient during surgery. The patient was to have one kidney removed, because it was believed that the kidney had a tumor, which was thought to be cancerous…caringlawyers.com, 13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice.
The discovery of the horrific mistake was uncovered when the pathologist on call at the hospital examined the removed kidney and discovered no evidence of cancer.
Fortunately for the patient, the suspect kidney remained intact and functioning. Per the family’s request, no more details were released about the incident.