Patient Dies After She Says Both Kidneys Mistakenly Removed

A 73-year-old Colorado woman claimed her healthy kidneys were removed by doctors, died eight months following the surgery, according to reports.

Linda Woolley was taking the steps to get on the nation’s kidney transplant waiting list when she died Friday from cardiac arrest. She underwent surgery in May 2018 to remove both kidneys after she claims doctors at the University of Colorado Hospital told her she likely had kidney cancer. After the surgery, Woolley discovered her biopsy reports prior to the procedure showed “no evidence of malignancy.” Woolley’s family said they believe the grandmother would still be alive if she didn’t have the procedure.

The University of Colorado Hospital released a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones. We are committed to providing the highest-quality care for our patients the hospital said. 

Source: CU Hospital accused of removing woman’s 2 healthy kidneys | FOX31 Denver

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