The Doctors: Surgical Procedure Performed On Wrong Newborn
The Doctors acknowledged that mistakes can happen, but a mix-up at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee led to a surgery being performed on the wrong newborn baby. A woman gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy but not long after, the baby went for a routine physical and was brought back a few hours later. The nurse mentioned the procedure they had done, where they had clipped the baby’s tongue. A doctor, without the parents’ signed consent, had performed the surgery on baby Nate that was actually meant for another child. The procedure involves cutting the tissue underneath the tongue.