This is a little difficult to explain. How can a surgeon leave a piece of a surgical scalpel inside a patient? Why does a doctor leave in a removable blood clot filter in a patient for years? How about leaving a needle in a female patient’s breast for years causing great pain and discomfort?
All of these things happen and this story from MSNBC provides the details.
I agree that lawyers who file frivolous medical negligence cases should be reprimanded…but what about the health care professionals responsible for these inexcusable acts of negligence?