Woman Sues Sioux Falls Surgeon who Wrongly Removed her Kidney

Woman Sues Sioux Falls Surgeon who Wrongly Removed her Kidney Photo: KSTP file

August 16, 2018 11:22 AM

A woman is suing a Sioux Falls surgeon and his practice for wrongly removing one of her kidneys.

The lawsuit filed by Dena Knapp says Dr. Scott Baker erroneously removed her healthy right kidney instead of removing an adrenal gland and a mass on the gland during surgery in October 2016.

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The Argus Leader says the complaint filed in federal court also names The Surgical Institute of South Dakota, where Baker is partner. Knapp's lawsuit says the erroneous surgery resulted in an incurable and progressive kidney disease in her remaining kidney, which has caused pain and mental distress.

Knapp eventually had a second surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to remove the gland and mass.

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The institute declined comment. Baker did not immediately return a call for comment.

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