FORT WORTH (June 12, 2014) Glenn Hermes, 55, of Arlington, is seeking more than $1 million in damages after he says surgeons mistakenly removed his healthy kidney instead of his cancerous one.
Hermes told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that a pathology report was misread, which led to the error.
A portion of his remaining kidney has been removed because of the cancer, further limiting his kidney function.
Hermes filed a lawsuit this week against his urologist and a radiologist for malpractice and gross negligence.
He's waiting to see if he will need dialysis, a transplant or expensive drugs to maintain his health, but he must be cancer-free for five years before he's eligible for a transplant, and there's no guarantee the operation would be successful.
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