DOCTORS LEAVE 16 ITEMS INSIDE PATIENT
A man who underwent surgery at a hospital in Germany was left with unbearable pain after 16 medical items were left in his body mistakenly.
The man, 74, was having a routine surgery for prostate cancer.
After the surgery, the man discovered that his wound had healed poorly. According to his family the pain was so intense that the man could not sit.
It apparently took several weeks before the source of the pain was discovered.
When surgeons operated on the man again, they were surprised to find 16 pieces of medical equipment in the man’s body. This included a needle, a six-inch roll of bandage, a compress, which was six inches in length, various swabs and a fragment of a surgical mask.
It took doctors two operations to remove all the items.
The family is reportedly seeking about $127,000 in damages, while the hospital offered the family $660.
via Toronto Star