I am wiping the coffee off my computer screen as I type this post. As I was reading about this incident, having a mouthful of coffee was not a good idea!
An 86 year old man from Rhode Island is dead because a doctor performing emergency surgery operated on the WRONG side of his head!
More disturbing, astounding, incredible, etc... is that this is NOT the first time Dr. Frederick Harrington made this mistake.
A nurse practitioner for Dr. Frederick Harrington didn't record which side of the man's brain required surgery. When another nurse pointed out the missing information, Harrington allegedly relied on his memory without consulting a CT chart and began operating on the wrong side.
The hospital has suspended Harrington's surgical privileges, and he has agreed to stop performing surgery until an evaluation is complete. Harrington did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The incident marked the third wrong-side surgery error in the hospital's neurosurgery unit in six years. Harrington also operated on the wrong side of a patient's head during a surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center in September. More....
Suspended his surgical privilege's? Has agreed to an evaluation? Well they don't have to wait, I will give them a long distance evaluation.
Fire the Moron! It sounds like this guy should not be allowed to even play the board game"Operation."
His medical license should have been revoked after the first time he operated on the WRONG side of someones head! It renders me speechless that the hospital would have even hired this directionally challenged butcher.