Doctors amputate wrong foot of Peruvi...

Doctors amputate wrong foot of Peruvian man

There are 25 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jan 25, 2010, titled Doctors amputate wrong foot of Peruvian man. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Doctors in Peru mistakenly amputated the wrong foot of an 86-year-old man, then had no choice but to cut off the other one as well to keep an infection from spreading, relatives and officials said Monday.

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My2cents

Capitola, CA

#1 Jan 25, 2010
"Carmen Villanueva said her family plans to sue."

Local judge threw the case out stating: "..that legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on."
slowpoke

Sumner, WA

#2 Jan 25, 2010
My2cents wrote:
"Carmen Villanueva said her family plans to sue."
Local judge threw the case out stating: "..that legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on."
Brilliant! LOL!
Coco

El Paso, TX

#3 Jan 25, 2010
Villanueva also said,

"We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f**king Kaye."

Christmas Vacation (1989)
Ontie

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 25, 2010
No doctor! I said that this foot should be left. Not the left foot but this foot should be left on, right? Am I right or is it the right one to be left? Oh forget about it! Cut this mo fo off.
James Roper

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 25, 2010
What the family will do with the money they'll receive from the settlement:

"I'm about to donate some money to the remove my foot from your a/s/s foundation!"

The Great White Hype (1996)
xpertpen

El Paso, TX

#7 Jan 26, 2010
This happened in El Paso, in fact it has happened lots of time. In other places they have operated on the wrong side of the brain.

“I See Sheep Everywhere!”

Since: Jan 10

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jan 26, 2010
My2cents wrote:
"Carmen Villanueva said her family plans to sue."
Local judge threw the case out stating: "..that legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on."
That is so wrong!!! It was funny though.
Mayra Maines

El Paso, TX

#9 Jan 27, 2010
At least he can still get a job at IHOP!
General Pedolindo

Lynn, MA

#10 Jan 30, 2010
He was lucky the doctor didn't amputate his head or his penis. Peruvian doctors have to go to the Medical School and learn where things are. For the information we have in the USA, peruvian call doctors to Which doctors or in spanish "Brujos".
Gepetto

Salinas, CA

#11 Feb 1, 2010
Bastard now has a wooden leg, with a kick stand on it..and that fool swim s around in circles. It is such a drag to go walkng with him.
My2cents wrote:
"Carmen Villanueva said her family plans to sue."
Local judge threw the case out stating: "..that legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on."
Ocean View

Pacific Grove, CA

#12 Feb 2, 2010
Don't doctors write on the affected appendage and check with the patient first before they operate? This is incredibly sad.

Still, that being said, and in light of the other insensitive remarks/jokes posted here, I can't help but think of the time that I tried to even out the legs of a wobbly chair and eventually ended up with a footstool instead. If I ever have surgery like that scheduled, I will definitely make sure that there are enough visual indicators available so that this won't happen to me.
pelo en pecho

Lynn, MA

#13 Feb 27, 2010
Ocean View wrote:
Don't doctors write on the affected appendage and check with the patient first before they operate? This is incredibly sad.
Still, that being said, and in light of the other insensitive remarks/jokes posted here, I can't help but think of the time that I tried to even out the legs of a wobbly chair and eventually ended up with a footstool instead. If I ever have surgery like that scheduled, I will definitely make sure that there are enough visual indicators available so that this won't happen to me.
Eso paso en Peru. De todas manera, lleva un pistola cargada cuando tengas una operacion, es la unica manera de defenderse, aqui y en cualquier sitio.
Perdigones en ojete

Lynn, MA

#14 Feb 27, 2010
xpertpen wrote:
This happened in El Paso, in fact it has happened lots of time. In other places they have operated on the wrong side of the brain.
Bueno eso no se nota, no? pero una pierna si se nota.
Macho Peruano

Lynn, MA

#15 Feb 27, 2010
A mi nadie me toca nada, porque yo soy muy macho y mi nadie me va a hacer una voluptuosa mujer de amplias caderas. Vale.
Pearly pearl Vayeos

Lynn, MA

#16 Mar 1, 2010
Gepetto wrote:
Bastard now has a wooden leg, with a kick stand on it..and that fool swim s around in circles. It is such a drag to go walkng with him.<quoted text>
Se puede distraer puliendo la madera y tambien usando su pierna de madera de balsa como tema de conversacion. Uno tiene que ser positivo en la vida. Si no mira nomas la pobre gringa que estaba coqueteando con la Killer ballena y cuando la ballena quiso some action la pobre no pudo responder era too much for her. So, moraleja: Cortate el pelo.
shave genitals

Boston, MA

#17 Nov 20, 2012
Y que paso aqui? Nadie escribe nada. Palurdos.
US Legal Citizen

Sunnyvale, CA

#18 Nov 20, 2012
Speak English you morons.

Not everyone is a third-world peasant that doesn't belong here.
Mark LafaYETTE

Lynn, MA

#19 Nov 27, 2012
US Legal Citizen wrote:
Speak English you morons.
Everyone is a third-world peasant that doesn't belong here.
I have to practise my english here and do belong here because all of you are as much ignorant and indiacos as I am. My spanish is not that good because in my home everybody just talk "porquerias y cojudeces". Just for example in my home all of you will be called "huachafos", muertos de hambre, come echaos, hijos de la gran patada y bobos de layuca. Now you know why I can not talk spanish and I want to get married con una grnga bonita sin pelo en pecho como todas las peruanas que se quitaban la blusa y tenian mas pelo que yo y cuando se bajaban el calzon solo habia un bosque de pelos duros hasta con animales y cada y todo lo demas.
era una jungla asquerosa. Ir a la cama con estas mujeres era como irse de caceria en la selvaplagada de monos, cucarqachas, arans piojos. Ahora las chilenas no tiene nada ahi abajo, nada.
Mark LafaYETTE

Lynn, MA

#20 Nov 27, 2012
My2cents wrote:
"Carmen Villanueva said her family plans to sue."
Local judge threw the case out stating: "..that legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on."
And why in this time of his life (91) necesita dos piernas? One is enough para lo que hay que hacer, las piernas no son necesarias ademas cuando lo entierren la gente que carga el cajon van a estar agradecidos por lo liviana de la caja hubirera sido una buena idea wque le hubieran cortados las dos pernas hubiera sido mas barato.
geoff helms

Berkeley, CA

#21 Nov 27, 2012
Pearly pearl Vayeos wrote:
<quoted text>
Se puede distraer puliendo la madera y tambien usando su pierna de madera de balsa como tema de conversacion. Uno tiene que ser positivo en la vida. Si no mira nomas la pobre gringa que estaba coqueteando con la Killer ballena y cuando la ballena quiso some action la pobre no pudo responder era too much for her. So, moraleja: Cortate el pelo.
if he is selling dope , he is probably std pos. so lets chop off his do-henry.

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