Medical error related to the removal of a healthy kidney from a cancer patient, in Scotland has raised resentment among the patient's family members . Scottish National Party MSP, Alex Neil has urged the NHS Ayrshire and Arran to reveal the name of the involved surgeon.
He further intends to lodge a Freedom of Information request if the health board does not reveal the surgeon's identity. He further demanded appropriate legal action to be taken against the offenders. 'We now need answers to establish exactly what went wrong,' demanded Neil.
Mr John Heron, 60, was admitted this month to the Ayr Hospital to for removal of his poorly functioning kidney. Following removal of the healthy kidney, he is now required to undergo another surgery to remove the diseased one. As a consequence of surgical fault, the patient may have to take up dialysis to remove toxic waste products from his body, throughout his lifetime.
Mr. John, son of Mr and Mrs. Heron said that the family was 'devastated by the disastrous professional errors that should never have happened. We, the family, want to be sure that no other family experiences this in the future.'