Patient lawsuit says surgeon left sponges in leg wound

07/25/2014 | Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

A Kentucky woman alleges that a surgeon left five sponges in her thigh during debridement and a skin graft to treat an injury. The patient says in a lawsuit against the surgeon and hospital that she subsequently suffered a staph infection and excessive buildup of fluid and required seven weeks of hospitalization.

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