Colostomy reversal botched.

United States
November 30, 2007 1:10pm CST ****YIKES**** Just goes to show you that just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean that they graduated at the top of the class!!!!! Remember there is the top of the class and also the bottom of the class!!! I feel sorry for the patient.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
30 Nov 07
After reading the article I can see where a mistake can be made because of the location of the organs since they are so close together. I would expect a specialist in this field to know the difference and possibly pay closer attention to the actual surgery. If there were three surgeons attending the surgery, it's difficult to understand why a mistake was ever made. I don't blame the patient and his wife for suing.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Doctors make mistakes all the time, but another doctor will always make excuses or refuse to say anything against another doctor.I noticed that the doctor Goldstein would not say to much except it was difficult sometimes to find, and made excuse like it was so close to the other organs, of course it should not happen but it has in the past...My friend had a tummy tuck , but she really needed it, and they left her looking like a freak, but she tried to sue the doctor but was never able too.I am just glad he was able to correct the surgery and will recover the damages..Its rare that you can actually sue a doctor...There are a lot of sorry doctors out there, I do not know how they managed to pass medical school.
17 Dec 07
But if they graduated they're still a doctor.... :S I'm sure every doctor makes mistakes and while I haven't read the story, just yet. I still do feel sad when I hear about things going wrong, just what would we do without them though. ~Joey
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
Hi Lifez2short! Ew, that is a double YIKES! Poor man, he suffered so much. It is very difficult to trust someone with your life. Doctors should cure and save our lives and it is not an option for them to commit any mistake although of course, they are but humans too. However, doctors can not afford to make mistakes because human life is always at stake. Take care and have a nice day. :)