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Man suing hospital after they operated on his wrong leg

The entrance to Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on January 26, 2022. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
The entrance to Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on January 26, 2022. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

A man is suing Assuta hospital in Ashdod, claiming that it operated on his wrong leg.

The man tells Chanel 12 news that he was shocked to wake up and find that doctors had operated on his right knee instead of the left one, where he had a torn meniscus.

“How can they make such a mistake?” he asks.

His lawyer is asking the hospital for NIS 575,000 ($166,000) in compensation for pain and suffering.

The hospital declined a request to comment to Channel 12 and said it would respond to the attorney.

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