• 29
  • January
    2010

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian doctors amputated the healthy leg of an 86-year-old man, then amputated the other leg when they realized their mistake.

"I was shocked when I lifted the sheets and saw they had taken his left leg," the man's daughter, Carmen..., told Peruvian radio station...

"The ulcer was on his right leg and they had to amputate that one too to keep the infection from spreading," she said.

The... Hospital in the coastal district... just north of Lima said it had suspended the doctors involved in the botched surgery for a life-threatening ulcer, pending an investigation.

(Reporting by...; writing by... Ford; editing by Anthony...)