Florida Doctor Removes Woman’s Kidney During Surgery, Mistaking it for a Tumor

A woman is left short one kidney after the doctor performing a back surgery on her mistook the organ for a tumor.

Florida woman Maureen Pacheco says that she was undergoing surgery on her back in a continuing treatment from a car accident that she was involved in. However, at some point during the surgery, Dr. Ramon Vasquez reportedly mistook one of Pacheco’s kidneys for a cancerous tumor and removed it.

Pacheco has recently reached a settlement with the doctors, but an administrative complain with the hospital is still ongoing.

Source: Doctor removed woman’s kidney after mistaking it for tumor during back surgery | | wfsb.com

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