Sponge Left During Surgery Leads to Stroke


Settlement Amount: $450,000.00
Settlement Date: 4/2000
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Sponge left in patient at time of cesarean section surgery, resulted in abdominal symptoms and a removal by open laparotomy two weeks later. Less than 24 hours later, patient suffered middle cerebral artery stroke. Patient made fairly good recovery with minimal neurological deficits.

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