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Towel left inside patient caused massive infection – $2 Million Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 49-year-old woman who had abdominal surgery in February 2015. The defendant surgeon closed her wound but left a blue surgical towel, measuring 22” x 16”, in the wound. Such towels are NEVER to be introduced into a patient’s body. After the patient left the OR, the defendant ordered an x-ray “stat” ...