Doctors remove wrong organ from Washington man during surgery

They opened him up to remove his appendix. They mistakenly took out much more, lawsuit says…usatoday, Doctors remove wrong organ from Washington man during surgery, Nov 2023


A Washington man, George Piano, is suing the University of Washington Medical Center and two surgeons, Nidhi Udyavar and Paul Herman, alleging that a botched surgery led to the removal of the wrong organ from his body. Piano visited the emergency room for stomach pains and was diagnosed with appendicitis. However, during surgery, doctors allegedly removed a part of his bowel instead of the appendix. Subsequent complications required additional surgeries to address a “leaky colon” and abdominal infection. Piano experienced prolonged hospitalization, weight loss, anxiety, and short-term memory loss.


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