Numerous people in New Jersey have either undergone surgery or will need to at some point in their lives. Major medical procedures can often cause apprehension as any number of factors could lead to complications. Of course, when the issues arise due to hospital negligence, a patient could end up suffering from a preventable complication.
It was recently reported that a woman in another state suffered from this type of scenario. She was scheduled to undergo surgery in order to have her adrenal gland and a mass on that gland removed. However, rather than taking out the affected area of her body, the surgeon mistakenly removed one of her kidneys, which was healthy. The woman was not informed of this error until a week after the incident.
Because the kidney was removed and not the affected gland, the woman also had to endure a second operation in order to remove the gland. However, she went to a different facility for the second surgery. Now, the woman suffers from a variety of health issues, including progressive kidney disease. She has filed a lawsuit against the doctor who performed the initial operation as well as other entities.
Losing a healthy part of one's body due to hospital negligence can turn a person's life upside-down. Not only can additional health problems result, as with this woman's case, but lifestyle changes may also be necessary and financial fallout is likely. If New Jersey residents have suffered due to surgical mistakes, they may wish to consider finding out more information on medical malpractice claims to determine whether their circumstances may warrant legal action.