Surgeon's mistake led to kidney patient's death
A mistake by a surgeon during a complex operation led to the death of a man, an inquest heard.
Philip Bell, 56, underwent surgery at Lincoln County Hospital to remove a damaged kidney.
But during the operation Haradiker Varadaraj mistakenly tied up his main artery instead of his renal artery. The error was discovered the next day when Mr Bell, of Sturton by Stow, was unable to move his legs.
A CT scan revealed the mistake, which was later rectified, but Mr Bell died in intensive care.
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Coroner Stuart Fisher recorded a narrative verdict on Mr Bell who died on October 1, 2011.
He said: "This was an extremely rare vascular complication."