Friday, March 18, 2016

Surgeon accidentally gives the wrong man a vasectomy


Dr. Nanikram Vaswani from the United Kingdom, was charged with four counts of misconduct after carrying out a vasectomy on the wrong patient. The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service heard that the mistake occurred after a nurse wheeled in the wrong patient into the operating room and the surgeon failed to make sure that he is performing the procedure on the correct patient.

Reportedly, if the nurse in question who has also been charged had checked the patient's consent form she would have figured out he was the wrong patient.  Ultimately Vaswani as the attending physician, had overall responsibility for what was happening in the operating room.

The doctor now faces losing his licence as well as this has left the patient physically and emotionally traumatized.

Luckily the procedure is reversible,

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