“Say, About That Appendix We Said We Removed…..”

Just another day under British government health blockage

After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out.

Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home.

But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital in Swindon by ambulance.

To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured  -  a potentially fatal complication.

In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.

Say, can we have this system here in the good old USA? Pretty please?

Just to add insult to injury

The blunder has left Mr Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him.

‘Now I’m helpless. I can’t go out and find a job, I can’t go to interviews, I can barely walk and am in constant pain.”

On the bright side, the hospital did apologize if Mr. Watson felt dissatisfied with the service he recieved.

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One Response to ““Say, About That Appendix We Said We Removed…..””

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach in the United States between 40,000 and 90,000 people die each year because of avoidable medical errors. That is under OUR system, the system that costs over twice as much per person as the U.Ks system. Oh and Teach the entire cost of our medical malpractice amounts to less than 1% of our healthcare costs. http://www.georgiainjurylawyerblog.com/2009/07/medical_malpractice_awards_at.html
    Please note that at the end of that link it shows that in the USA in 2008 there were 116 operations performed on the wrong part of the patient’s body and 71 times where foreign objects were left inside patient;s bodies. In the USA these types of errors happen every day, literally. They are so common that unlike in the UL they do not even make the paper

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