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Hospital negligence can result from surgical errors in New Jersey

Medical science has progressed tremendously over the past decades. Previously, if a New Jersey patient suffered from heart, lung or kidney problems, he or she could undergo surgery or other standards treatments; however, if the problem was severe enough and the organ was severely damaged, the patient's prognosis was not good. Today, this same patient's medical prognosis has significantly improved, and the possibility of a successful organ transplant has become a reality. Assuming that hospital negligence and/or surgical errors do not occur, there is a good possibility of an individual receiving a new organ and going on to lead a normal life.

Several years ago, a man in another state underwent a successful kidney transplant surgery. The kidney he received was from a living donor. As a result, he no longer suffered through the dialysis process and was apparently doing well after the surgery.

Some time later, the man began to have other health problems that required surgery. In the course of the surgery, the patient asserts that the doctor mistakenly removed the donated kidney. This left the man with no functioning kidney and required that he undergo regular dialysis again.

Surgical errors are always a possibility. It is possible that the wrong arm will be operated on or the wrong area will be biopsied; however, the thought of a functioning organ being removed does not seem possible. Unfortunately, for some, this is their reality. If a New Jersey patient finds him or herself the victim of hospital negligence as the result of such a surgical error, he or she will want to review both their medical and legal options.

Source:, "Couple sues Charleston Area Medical Center for negligence", Kyla Asbury, Aug. 19, 2016

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