TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 19, 2019
A woman sued Vanderbilt University Medical Center today, alleging the hospital operated on her wrong kidney during a surgery — a mistake so rare and preventable that medical experts call it a "never event," The Tennessean reports. Carla Miller claims that Vanderbilt doctors were supposed to implant a small mesh tube extending from her left kidney through her urinary system to her bladder during a surgery. Instead, doctors mistakenly implanted the tube in her right kidney, then ran it through the wrong half of her body. Miller’s lawsuit asks for more than $25 million in damages.