Granny victim of colostomy confusion

Granny victim of colostomy confusion
German authorities said on Friday they are investigating an incident medical of malpractice involving an elderly woman in Bavaria, who has mistakenly received a colostomy instead of a leg operation.

The Friday edition of local daily Frankenpost reported a 78-year-old woman in the Bavarian town of Münchberg has been the victim of an operating table mix-up.

On February 29, the woman mistakenly underwent a colostomy procedure instead of a leg operation, the paper reported. Members of medical team involved in the incident have since been suspended from their duties. According to Frankenpost, two of these doctors were chief physicians.

A hospital official said the facility regrets the mistake, and reacted to the mix-up immediately by notifying the patient, her relatives, and the appropriate authorities.