(CNN) — An Austrian court has fined a surgeon 2,700 euros ($3,050) for mistakenly amputating the wrong leg of a patient. The 43-year-old surgeon was fined at the Linz Regional Court on Wednesday, with half of the amount suspended, “for committing grossly negligent bodily harm,” Walter Eichinger, the court’s vice president, told CNN. The court also awarded $5,666 in damages to the widow of the patient, Eichinger said. The right thigh was then “amputated without any medical indication,” he continued. Following the mistake, the man needed to have the correct leg removed above the knee as well.
Source: CNN December 03, 2021 18:09 UTC