Originally Posted by OldRightHander
This reminds me of that one I read about a couple years ago. The man had a severe infection in his left foot and was in to have it amputated. Apparently the nurse marked the wrong foot and they cut off his right foot instead. Then when they realized the mistake they had to cut the left one off as planned. The poor fellow had both feet amputated instead of one and immediately filed a lawsuit. The saddest part is that he lost the suit.
He didn't have a leg to stand on.
I really hope thats a joke. Obviously the punchline is, but in all of my surgeries the doctor himself did the marking of the incisions with marker on me, while I was still awake and then initialed on the body part that they were doing to confirm he had actually done it.