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A surgical retractor was left inside a manís stomach after doctors performed surgery to remove a tumour. The man complained to doctors of great pain for several months but doctors didnít find the cause. The error was only picked up when the man set off a metal detector. The man received $100,000 damages.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by ABC Eyewitness News
About: Man receives 100,000 when surgical equipment left in his stomach after operation
Date: 12 Jun 2001
Source: ABC Eyewitness News
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