Woman accuses hospital of removing wrong body part during surgery

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WCMH)– A surgeon graduate from the Ohio State University is named in an lawsuit where a woman claims doctors at Yale New Haven Hospital removed the wrong body part during surgery.

According to WTIC, the woman was in surgery last year to remove part of a rib because of a pre-cancerous lesion, and the lawsuit claims the doctors removed the wrong rib despite markings.

The patient’s attorney says a surgeon-in-training later lied to cover up the mistake, causing her to have a second surgery the same day.

According to Q13 Fox, the surgery trainee was M.D. Ricardo Quarrie, and a recent graduate of the Ohio State University’s School of Medicine residency in general surgery.

“Dr. Quarrie, who took the wrong rib out the first time, was actually involved in the second surgery after being specifically asked by my clients not to have anything to do with her anymore because they felt he was incompetent,” Joel Faxon, the attorney for the patient, told WTIC.

In a statement Yale Hospital says it is “Committed to providing the safest and highest quality of care possible…and even in the best organizations, medical errors may occur.”What others are clicking on:

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