• You must be logged in to see or use the chatbox

Satanica

Veteran Member
Bold Member!
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/surgeon-fined-us-3k-for-removing-kidney-he-thought-was-tumour-1.4249397
WELLINGTON, Fla. -- The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a US$3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumour.

The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.

Pacheco had a kidney that never ascended into her abdomen, and Vazquez believed it was a cancerous tumour near her pelvis and removed it without her consent. Vazquez has said that he didn't review her medical records before the surgery.

Pacheco later sued the two primary doctors, who each settled for $250,000. Vazquez was also sued for malpractice and settled the case for a nominal amount.
He also has to undergo some remedial training in pre-operative patient evaluation.
 

Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!

Sejanus

Veteran Member
Bold Member!
He has no business whatsoever being anywhere near an operating theater if he can't identify organs. A first-year med student should be able to do that
 

Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!


Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!


Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!


Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!

Keepalowprofile

She believed she could so she did.
Bold Member!
Then he was over heard saying:

*What's everyone getting all crazy about. She has another one.
 

Don't like ads? Then help out the site and GO BOLD!

Staff online

Members online

Top