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Wondering where your tools went? [Feb. 21st, 2005|05:40 pm]
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Every year, surgical tools are left in approximately 1,500 patients in the USA. Heavier patients are more prone to having a surgical tool left inside of them due to the additional amount of space in their bodies.

[User Picture]From: richter_belmont
2005-02-22 01:55 pm (UTC)


A doctor left a surgical instrument in my grandfather's abdomen once, and he had to go back to get it removed. We talked to him about filing malpractice charges, but he didn't want to.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-02-22 02:21 pm (UTC)


Yikes. Glad they got it out. I understand not wanting to sue, that can be such a mess.
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