[BLOG POST] - From Medical Dialogues: New Delhi: Wrong Leg operated at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh

06/22/2016

“In a shocking case of medical blunder reported from the capital, Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh have operated on the wrong leg of the patient. The patient who after a fall had an injury on his left leg, found out that his right leg had been mistakenly operated upon, when he woke up after the surgery.”

“The patient was rushed to the said hospital, where an X-ray and CT revealed fracture in his ankle and required a surgery whereby four pins would be inserted in his ankle for support. The patient post-surgery found out that the doctors had mistakenly operated on his wrong foot.” Read the full story here.

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