Doctor with ‘poor vision’ who removed woman’s ovary instead of appendix barred from practising medicine

Saturday, May 13, 2017

London: The name of Dr Lawal Haruna, 59, has been struck off from the medical register after he accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix when she was admitted to hospital with abdominal pain.

The incident in March 2015 was one of a series of botched operations carried out by Dr Haruna, who said he had been suffering from “poor vision”, over two years which were so poorly executed colleagues described them as ‘never events’.

Another man, known as Patient A, who had acute appendicitis, had been on a list for emergency surgery, yet Dr Haruna mistakenly removed a pad of fat, meaning he was forced to undergo a further operation a month later.

The incidents occurred between 2013 and 2015 whilst Dr Haruna was working for the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, which oversees six hospitals. A never event is something that should never, ever happen, reports The Telegraph.

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