After undergoing abdominal surgery, 67-year old Nelson Bailey expected to have to endure a painful recovery. What he did not expect was that his condition would actually worsen after the procedure had been completed – but this exactly what happened. After months of consulting with different doctors and undergoing a barrage of tests to get to the bottom of his deteriorating health, it was finally discovered that the doctors who had performed the procedure had left behind a large surgical sponge, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches in size. When it was removed, attending staff reported that the sponge had begun to rot and was saturated in pus and other bodily fluids. Bailey reported recently having reached an undisclosed settlement with the hospital.
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