Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Medical malpractice over neglected surgical instrument in patients' abdomen

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

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

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

Date: 13 January 2005



Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Males suffer more eye injuries
  • Malnutrition can cause brain development problems
  • Malnutrition is a growing problem
  • Malpractice awarded to parents after child developed cerebral palsy
  • Malpractice case fails
  • Malpractice cases could be reduced if more doctors apologised
  • Malpractice causes death
  • Malpractice lawsuit over cause of cerebral palsy nearly finished
  • Malpractice suit filed on gynecologist
  • Malpractice suit for orthopedic surgeon
  • Man active lifestyle destroyed after suffering a heart attack allegedly because of Vioxx use
  • Man awarded 1 million for unnecessary surgery performed on him
  • Man awarded 200,000 over negligent handling of his colonoscopy

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise