4 Health Care Professionals Suspended After Performing Brain Surgery On Wrong Patient

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I'll admit it, I've always been nervous to visit the doctor. Whether it be a simple check up or for a legitimate concern, I would only make a trip to the clinic if it was absolutely necessary.

While it's an indisputable fact that medics have our best interests at heart, they're humans and have made mistakes.

However, some errors in judgement are more redeemable than others.

Four Kenyan health care professionals have been suspended after they performed brain surgery on the wrong patient.

The incident occurred last Sunday after two unconscious men were admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital and had their tags mixed up. One required brain surgery, while the other only needed medication to heal his head's swelling due to trauma.

Surgeons realized they made the grave mistake hours into the surgery, when they realized the man on the operating table wasn't the patient who had a brain clot, the Daily Nation reported.

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