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Patient Goes In For Second Surgery - You Won't Believe What Was Inside Him

Being a doctor is far from easy. Not only is the academic process long and grueling, but work hours are sporadic and stressful. This is why doctors are known to occasionally make mistakes. For this reason they have to purchase expensive malpractice insurance. They never know when they will make a mistake and get sued. One California hospital has been fined nearly one hundred thousand dollars because of a surgeon's carelessness.

The patient went through a surgical procedure during which the medical professionals in the operating room forgot to keep a tally of blue towels used. The surgeon forgot a blue towel in the patient's body. Because of the super absorbency of the towels used, they are hard to see when lost in the body. The patient said, "By 5/10/14, l had lost 43 pounds, my bowels were not working right, I had no energy, no stamina, and I felt like I might not live."

Legal analyst Tony Capozzi said the payout in the end will be much more than the fine imposed on them by the state. He said, "I think the hospital is on the line. Not only for penalties from the state, but a lawsuit that is going to show. I believe very gross, gross negligence in this case. Which may open them up to punitive damages to punish them for what happened."

When the patient went back to the doctor, they diagnosed him with a mass. He said, "I was so scared when I was told about the abdominal mass because I knew something was wrong and I thought I must be full of cancer." The hospital issued a statement saying, "As a result of this regrettable incident, we completed corrective steps that were approved by the state."

"In the report, the state says this was a preventable action that caused emotional distress, psychological injury, pain suffering, for this particular patient," Capozzi said. "But for what happened at that hospital, he should not have gone through all the agony."

Source: ABC 13
Photos: Mad World News

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