Woman wins malpractice suit when sponge is left in her body after surgery
A woman won a medical malpractice lawsuit for health complications resulting from surgery after a doctor left a sponge in her body.
The jury awarded damages to the woman for mental and physical suffering from having the surgical sponge left in her abdomen during an operation performed in 2001.
The verdict came after a three-day trial, and included award money for medical expenses related to the flawed operations at the health system.
All too often, such medical errors become nightmares for patients, who must suffer the consequences of a health care practitioner's mistake.
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