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Medical malpractice over neglected surgical instrument in patients' abdomen

A transgender patient has successfully sued 2 surgeons for neglecting to remove a surgical instrument from his abdomen after he was sutured up. Upon his initial presentation to emergency after the operation, he experienced nausea, vomiting, and pain similar to a heart attack, but was misdiagnosed with ovarian cysts and gallstones. The doctors were found medically negligent and the patient was compensated.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Boston.com

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About: Medical malpractice over neglected surgical instrument in patients' abdomen

Date: 13 January 2005

Source: Boston.com

URL: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/13/belmont_resident_gets_280000_medical_malpractice_award/

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