Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I've heard of not knowing your ass from your elbow, but this is ridiculous

"Woman Goes for Leg Operation, Gets New Anus Instead"

A German retiree is taking a hospital to court after she went in for a leg operation and got a new anus instead, the Daily Telegraph is reporting.

The woman woke up to find she had been mixed up with another patient suffering from incontinence who was to have surgery on her sphincter.

The clinic in Hochfranken, Bavaria, has since suspended the surgical team.

Now the woman is planning to sue the hospital. She still needs the leg operation and is searching for another hospital to do it.


Anonymous said...


Not a hipster said...

I don't know how much this news has made outside of MInnesota, but a surgeon removed the wrong kidney from someone that had cancer. So not only does this person still have cancer, they need a kidney transplant.

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