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Man Sues Doctors for Removing Wrong Kidney After Cancer Found

By    |   Friday, 13 Jun 2014 11:09 AM

A Texas man is suing his doctors after learning that he had the wrong kidney removed during an operation, putting his life in danger while he is now forced to consider possible dialysis and a transplant in the future.

Glenn Hermes, 55, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that doctors found cancer in his left kidney and he chose to have an operation to remove it before it spread to other parts of his body. He later found that a CT scan was misread and physicians removed his good kidney, leaving him with the cancerous one.

"There isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about this," said Hermes, an executive at a wound care and hyperbaric medicine management company. "I'm getting to the point where I should be enjoying life and thinking about retirement and not thinking about a transplant. It's pretty emotional."

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Hermes and his wife Bernadette, of Arlington, are seeking more than $1 million in damages in the lawsuit. The suit names urologist Robert Stroud, radiologist Dr. David Fenyes, Lonestar Urology, where Stroud is president, and Radiology Associated of North Texas.

The Star-Telegram reported that Stroud and Fenyes have not commented on the lawsuit.

"I intend to prove that the radiologist botched the CT scan diagnosis of the wrong kidney with cancer, and that the surgeon bungled the surgery by operating on and removing the wrong kidney," said Darrell Keith, Hermes attorney.

Hermes told the newspaper that he had the cancerous part of his remaining kidney removed in March 2013 but remains uncertain about the future.

"All these things are going through your mind," Hermes told KDFW-TV. "I'm a businessman. I've got grandkids. I'm at the prime of my life and. ... just a lot of things going through my mind at that exact moment. I have three-quarters of a kidney left."

Bernadette Hermes told the television station that she still cannot believe doctors could actually remove the wrong kidney and how it has put her husband's future in jeopardy.

"These things don't happen in the 21st century," she told KDFW-TV. "This is my husband; the father of my kids. He's a grandparent. I want him to be around a long time."

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A Texas man is suing his doctors after learning that he had the wrong kidney removed during an operation, putting his life in danger while he is now forced to consider possible dialysis and a transplant in the future.
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