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?

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at