Doctor Fined $3,000 for Amputating Patient's Wrong Leg

Senior doctor man using mask stressed with hand on head, shocked with shame and surprise face, angry and frustrated. Fear and upset for mistake.

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This sounds like a nightmare! It's already bad enough to lose one leg, but both because of a doctor's mistake!

An Austrian doctor was found guilty of gross negligence and was issued a fine after the wrong leg of an elderly man was amputated.

The patient was supposed to have his left leg cut off, but his right was taken off and the mistake was found two days after surgery.

The worst part of it all the doctor was ONLY fined $3,049! How?! The elderly man did die before the case went to court and his widow was also awarded $5,660, but to me that is still nothing for such a HUGE mistake.

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