Medical Malpractice at a Cleveland Hospital

University Hospital in Cleveland, OH gave a kidney for a person in need to the wrong person in 2018. It was stated that the kidney given to the wrong person was compatible with their body but they were not the correct person who was supposed to receive it. The article doesn’t reveal whether the person who received the kidney was seeking a kidney themselves or not. The person who was scheduled to receive this kidney ended up receiving a delay in their scheduled kidney transplant. Two caregivers from the hospital were placed on administrative leave due to the incident. No further details were provided by the hospital or anyone else to shed further light on the situation.

Standards For Medical Procedures

Under the hospital’s own guidelines, two healthcare professionals, who are licensed, are supposed to review information about the intended recipient of an organ and where it came from as well as blood type and more. There are medical records and online information that is supposed to be checked and verified too. Furthermore, the surgeon performing the surgery as well as another licensed medical professional at the hospital are supposed to verify everything once more. This is the second error in 3 years at this hospital as they have another court battle on their hands regarding thousands of eggs and embryos that were damaged at their facility in 2018. This hospital is one of only a handful that is certified to perform kidney transplants in a state where around 1000 kidney transplants are performed each year. 

Medical Malpractice 

Medical malpractice is an unfortunate thing. There are a variety of different ways medical malpractice may occur. In this instance, the hospital botched a transplant and gave a kidney to the wrong person. In other instances around the country surgeons and other medical professionals have made other errors. These errors range from leaving medical tools inside a person after surgery to advising on wrong medical doses or medicine types. When medical malpractice occurs it’s important to keep track of documentation and the series of events that happened. While it’s quite rare to deal with this type of occurrence it does happen. Consult with a medical malpractice lawyer Cleveland, OH utilizes and trusts to learn more about medical malpractice.

Assistance From a Law Firm

Our law firm can assist you or a family member who has had to, unfortunately, deal with medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove in some cases which is why it is advised to have a lawyer on your side. Our lawyers understand the different tactics that the hospital or medical professional’s legal team will use to try and defend themselves. We also understand the nuances that accompany these kinds of cases and the different types of things that can occur in these instances too. Contact Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. today for assistance.