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Will doctors make up stories after mistakes?

You know doctors make mistakes. No one is perfect. But can you trust them to tell you about their mistakes, or are they going to lie?

Every case is different, but history certainly shows that doctors are not always honest. Some may even invent stories as a way to cover up errors.

For instance, one man had a tumor on his lung. It was on the left side of his body. It was benign and didn't look like it'd be too much of an issue if they removed it promptly.

After the surgery, the man noticed that the operation had been done on his right lung, not the left. He couldn't believe it. He asked the doctor, and, rather than calling it a wrong-site surgery, the doctor said the procedure had intentionally been done on the right. In fact, the doctor claimed they'd located a tumor that was hemorrhaging on that side. If they hadn't done the procedure, he could have died.

However, the man eventually looked at the medical records for himself. There was no second tumor and never had been, those records claimed. His health was fading, and now he was past the point where doctors could even carry out any procedures on the left lung because of his now decreased lung capacity. He lived, hooked to oxygen, until that first tumor finally ruptured and took his life.

This story shows the seriousness of medical mistakes and what some medical professionals may do to conceal them. Patients need to make sure that they understand all of their actual rights and legal options when they believe a mistake was made.

Source: Oprah, "When Bad Medicine Happens to Good People," Mary A. Fischer, accessed June 07, 2017

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