Sunday, September 12, 2010

UK News:Surgeon leaves towel inside woman after surgery

UK - A hospital blunder left a woman with a swab the size of a teatowel in her body for four months after what should have been a routine hysterectomy operation. Susan Misiewicz, 44, was in acute pain after the procedure and was put on a series of
different antibiotics by doctors. It was only when she was finally given a CT scan that the oversight was spotted - an 18in by 18in piece of thick cotton swab, wrapped around her bowel. But now she has hit a wall of bureaucracy in her attempt to claim compensation....more

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