German Surgeons Accidentally Leave 16 Items Inside Patient

German Surgeons Accidentally Leave 16 Items Inside Patient
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74-year-old Dirk Schroeder had a routine surgery for prostate cancer performed on him back in 2009.

However, after suffering from “appalling agony” for several months the patient found himself back in the hospital and undergoing 2 more surgeries in order to remove all the stuff that the surgeons somehow allegedly left inside the patient.

Schroeder recently passed away and now his family is looking for $127,000 in damages.

The items left inside the patient include a six-inch roll of bandage, several swabs, a six-inch long compress, parts of a surgical mask, and a needle.

The unnamed hospital is claiming that the man ingested the items post-surgery; how that is possible is unclear. Anette Corinth, the family’s lawyer and medical expert said:

“Such an extent of foreign objects left inside a patient is unique in medical literature. There has been gross negligence here which most probably had led to complications and possibly a quicker death.”

Paul Hudson | Elite.

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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