A 76-year-old man who went into a well-known hospital to have a kidney removed came out of the surgery with one less body part; however, it was the wrong one. Although it is not clear what happened in the surgery, what is clear is that a physician took the wrong kidney out of the man. Medical errors can occur anywhere, including South Carolina.
While the man is questioning how the surgical error happened, hospital officials explained that both of his kidneys were not functioning properly. Although mistakes are common in medicine, a professional should double check their records to make sure that mistakes like these don't happen. Other surgeons at the hospital later took out the second kidney for the patient, who is now on dialysis. The man reportedly expressed his confidence in that surgeon.