A Louisiana man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a doctor left a sponge inside his body following an operation to remove colon cancer. The suit states the plaintiff not only developed a fever after surgery, but also experienced substantial drainage. A few months after surgery, the man told doctors he was experiencing swelling and bloating in the right abdomen. When his body was scanned, doctors realized that a sponge was left inside. The plaintiff had to undergo another surgery to remove the sponge. The suit names the negligent doctor, W. Jefferson Medical Centre, Jefferson Parish Hospital Service Dist. No. 1, and the LA Medical Mutual Insurance Company as defendants.
The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to:
• properly count every surgical instrument during and after surgery.
• put in place and implement safe policies and procedures.
• adequately assess post-operative infection.
The suit asks for an unspecified amount in damages for suffering and pain, medical expenses, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment, loss of earning capacity, impairment, disability, and disfigurement.
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