Forceps left in woman’s abdomen during botched operation

March 31, 2015 4:24 PM

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Forceps left in woman’s abdomen during botched operation

Medics in Spain have been fined more than $11,000 after leaving forceps in a patient’s abdomen during an operation, Central European News (CEN) reported.

The patient, who was identified only as a 44-year-old female, had undergone a minor surgery at the San Camilo private clinic in Madrid. During a follow-up appointment two days later, doctors saw on an X-ray that the forceps, a surgical instrument similar to tongs, had been left inside of the woman. ...

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