A 73-year-old grandmother from Colorado is considering a lawsuit after doctors from the University of Colorado Hospital both removed their healthy kidneys in May, KDVR reports.
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Linda Woolley, from Englewood, said the doctors said that her surgery was necessary because she probably had kidney cancer, the TV channel reported.
However, the CAA received a copy of the biopsy in March 2018, which showed "no signs of malignancy" and the results "are consistent with a benign process."
"I am not very happy," said Woolley of the television station.
Since both kidneys were removed, Woolley requires four hours of dialysis three times a week, according to KDVR.
“My life was completely changed,” said Woolley to a TV presenter: “Dialysis is not a picnic. No matter how it is used, it takes you into your life. ”
Woolley now needs at least one healthy kidney, and the average waiting time for a transplant is seven years, according to KDVR. It is reported that more than 95,000 people are on the waiting list.
At least five people have contacted KDVR, telling reporters that they are ready to offer kidneys.
“People are wonderful. It is great to see that everything is happening, ”said Woolley to the TV channel.
Woolley said she did not necessarily seek an apology from the hospital, which did not comment on the incident.
“(But) I feel that they owe me a kidney, that's for sure,” said Woolley to KDVR.