10 Shockingly Common Medical Mistakes You Do NOT Want to Happen to You

10. The Wrong Surgery

The concept of going under the knife expecting your appendix to be removed and waking up with a liver transplant seems not only horrifying, but also utterly impossible. You would think so, but in fact, almost 2,500 lawsuits have been filed against hospitals since 1994, in the U.S. alone, because of wrong surgeries being performed on patients. Though there have been reports of erroneous heart surgeries, fallopian tube removals and various removals of other organs, a report from Essex, England is perhaps the most tragic. A pregnant woman suffering from appendicitis was admitted to hospital expecting to have her appendix removed; instead, a junior surgeon removed her ovary. Weeks later, after suffering severe abdominal pain, the woman returned to the hospital, where the mistake was discovered, but it was too late. Not only did the woman miscarry her baby, she also tragically passed away during surgery while finally having her appendix removed.
10. The Wrong Surgery