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(Omaha World Herald)   Woman goes in for routine fertility surgery, then winds up getting a hysterectomy and suffering a cancer scare shortly afterwards as doctors couldn't figure out what went wrong. That's when they found the glove left inside her   (omaha.com) divider line 78
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2014-01-03 08:20:49 PM
During the surgery, a surgical glove containing about 10 ounces of clear fluid was found to have been left inside her abdominal cavity. The glove had been tied off with a knot, the complaint says.

So THAT'S where my water balloon went...
 
2014-01-03 09:19:50 PM
I'll bet someone thought that was hysterical
 
2014-01-03 09:20:09 PM
Of course she couldn't get pregnant if they were using a glove.
 
2014-01-03 09:46:02 PM
The Aristocrats?
 
2014-01-03 10:40:28 PM
That's absolutely fine.  What kind of dipshiat idiot surgeon leaves a goddamn pair of gloves in someone's farking body, anyway?  F*cker should be dragged to a brick wall and shot.
 
2014-01-03 10:43:43 PM
There's absolutely no medical reason why someone would fill a glove with fluid, tie it off, and then place it into a person's open body cavity.

And there is no reason why a surgeon's glove would even be off that  surgeon and inside that patient.

This sounds like something much, much darker and more malicious.
 
2014-01-03 10:49:05 PM
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2014-01-03 10:51:24 PM
Thanks a lot Obama.
 
2014-01-03 10:53:19 PM
You know in the job market the jobs go to the lowest bid.  So, just like when you want to build a bridge or a skyscraper the lowest bid gets the contract.  So when you want to hire a surgeon or a nurse, they go for the person who's willing to take their pitifully low hourly wage.  And then this stuff happens.  I've seen it on the ground, and I'll tell you it's happening all the time.
 
2014-01-03 10:53:46 PM
Yeah but was it affordable?
 
2014-01-03 10:57:14 PM

hardinparamedic: There's absolutely no medical reason why someone would fill a glove with fluid, tie it off, and then place it into a person's open body cavity.

And there is no reason why a surgeon's glove would even be off that  surgeon and inside that patient.

This sounds like something much, much darker and more malicious.


Uh, not to question you, doc, but according to the woman's own lawyer:

Jeanelle Lust, a Lincoln attorney who is representing the Miskes, said the Miskes' legal team assumes that the liquid-filled glove had been frozen and used as an ice pack or retractor during the 2011 surgery and was forgotten.

That said, no, there's no reason to forget something that enormous inside a patient. It isn't necessarily malicious, but it's way beyond simple negligence.
 
2014-01-03 10:58:31 PM
What? What, what? What, what, what? Ha-haaaa!

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2014-01-03 11:00:45 PM
Should be a pretty quick trial. Just have the doctor try on the glove.

And if the glove don't fit, well, you know the rest...
 
2014-01-03 11:01:04 PM
Just goes to show how great the free market healthcare system is.
 
2014-01-03 11:03:17 PM
"The red thing's connected to my... wrist watch. Uh oh!"

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2014-01-03 11:06:36 PM
Damn socialized medicine!
 
2014-01-03 11:08:35 PM
Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-01-03 11:09:48 PM
What a nightmare
 
2014-01-03 11:17:05 PM

gnosis301: That's absolutely fine.  What kind of dipshiat idiot surgeon leaves a goddamn pair of gloves in someone's farking body, anyway?  F*cker should be dragged to a brick wall and shot.


Calm down.. it was just one glove.
 
2014-01-03 11:18:15 PM
Congratulations on your impending enormous settlement.
 
2014-01-03 11:23:51 PM
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2014-01-03 11:26:55 PM
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2014-01-03 11:28:31 PM
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2014-01-03 11:30:22 PM

fusillade762: During the surgery, a surgical glove containing about 10 ounces of clear fluid was found to have been left inside her abdominal cavity. The glove had been tied off with a knot, the complaint says.

So THAT'S where my water balloon went...


Stupid preppy doctors. Losing their glove full of G&T during an operation. Oh well, it was probably just the hazing of the new pledge.
 
2014-01-03 11:30:25 PM
Something tells me the surgeon will do this again. This was just the fist time.
 
2014-01-03 11:30:33 PM
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2014-01-03 11:32:42 PM
This is the origin of the phrase, "no glove, no love". Sadly you don't get much love with a glove if you are a dingus.
 
2014-01-03 11:32:46 PM
I learned it's routine to use your whole fist.
 
2014-01-03 11:35:23 PM

Misterwonderful:


I remember how much I wanted one, and how much ass it sucked when I got it
 
2014-01-03 11:40:25 PM
God bless America. Where surgeons routinely are on call 58 hours* at a stretch.

I was thinking recently and it occured to me that one of the reasons why American healthcare costs 150% of the next stupidest country (us, by which I mean Canada) is lawsuits.

But even before lawsuits, there is the organization of health care for profit rather than health.

This is the main reason why the most intelligent and competent doctors in the USA (and also Canada) are often expected to perform complicated surgery with the machine that goes ping for 58 hours straight, hopped up on cocaine and something worse, without any sleep or R&R. They get the big money for pushing out the guerneys, not for being in full possession of their wits.

*Actually, the guy in question was a friend of an engineer friend. They were both taking cocaine as a performance-enhancing drug at that time. I suspect that cocaine is no better at enhancing your performance than crack is, but until Obama passed some legislation, you'd be punished ten times as much for a crack rock as for an identical amount of coke. BECAUSE AMERICA ... is a country where cash takes the place of status, birth, station, rank, caste, education, intelligence, wisdom or common sense.
 
2014-01-03 11:41:16 PM

cardex: Misterwonderful:

I remember how much I wanted one, and how much ass it sucked when I got it


So you're saying your various thoughts were "I love the power glove" and "It's so bad" ?
 
2014-01-03 11:43:06 PM
My wife had an unneeded hysterectomy, no kids no nothing. It still hurts.
 
2014-01-03 11:43:11 PM
And I forgot to mention--the anecdotal surgeon was Canadian. The surgeons in the USA are ten times richer and ten times more pressured to produce cash rather than what health care specialists call "outcomes".
 
2014-01-03 11:44:07 PM

brantgoose: God bless America. Where surgeons routinely are on call 58 hours* at a stretch.

I was thinking recently and it occured to me that one of the reasons why American healthcare costs 150% of the next stupidest country (us, by which I mean Canada) is lawsuits.

But even before lawsuits, there is the organization of health care for profit rather than health.

This is the main reason why the most intelligent and competent doctors in the USA (and also Canada) are often expected to perform complicated surgery with the machine that goes ping for 58 hours straight, hopped up on cocaine and something worse, without any sleep or R&R. They get the big money for pushing out the guerneys, not for being in full possession of their wits.

*Actually, the guy in question was a friend of an engineer friend. They were both taking cocaine as a performance-enhancing drug at that time. I suspect that cocaine is no better at enhancing your performance than crack is, but until Obama passed some legislation, you'd be punished ten times as much for a crack rock as for an identical amount of coke. BECAUSE AMERICA ... is a country where cash takes the place of status, birth, station, rank, caste, education, intelligence, wisdom or common sense.


There, there brantgoose,  close your eyes,  go to sleep,  it's alright now. *pats your head*
 
2014-01-03 11:45:26 PM

brantgoose: God bless America. Where surgeons routinely are on call 58 hours* at a stretch.


All well and good except this is elective specialized surgery.  Not the same kind of working structure.
 
2014-01-03 11:46:28 PM

smunns: My wife had an unneeded hysterectomy, no kids no nothing. It still hurts.


I am sorry for your loss.
 
2014-01-03 11:49:31 PM
Understandable why the glove (an icepack) was used but not acceptable at all for why it was forgotten.  Patient should have had an abdominal CT which would have revealed the glove better than an x-ray or ultra sound.  (I'm a retired CT tech)  I have participated in many post-op x-ray images to look for missing instruments but every time the instrument was discovered outside the patient on the floor or somewhere but we always counted and checked to make sure (good OR staff at my hospital!).  I know how they feel as my ex- had endometriosis which was difficult to discover and we just kept getting the run-around at the navy medical facilities until I finally went to the Admiral's patient affairs rep and told him the story   He investigated and after some exhaustive testing, we found the problem and had it remedied.   I am glad that they are holding the doctors and hospital to account for this travesty.
 
2014-01-04 12:15:54 AM

AeAe: gnosis301: That's absolutely fine.  What kind of dipshiat idiot surgeon leaves a goddamn pair of gloves in someone's farking body, anyway?  F*cker should be dragged to a brick wall and shot.

Calm down.. it was just one glove.


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Was the surgeon a Michael Jackson fan?
 
2014-01-04 12:22:32 AM
It seems sort of weird that doctors are using rubber gloves for makeshift ice packs. Something not adding up here.
 
2014-01-04 12:25:20 AM
let me take this opportunity to thank the lord, baby jesus, that i was born with balls, and that none my sexual dalliances involves anything remotely resembling things being put in me. quite the opposite.
 
2014-01-04 12:31:59 AM
If the glove doesn't fit, you mus acquit.
 
2014-01-04 12:32:32 AM
What do you call a doctor who graduates last in his class?

Doctor
 
2014-01-04 12:38:24 AM
It was a goof!
 
2014-01-04 12:39:09 AM

smunns: My wife had an unneeded hysterectomy, no kids no nothing. It still hurts.




That really sucks. I'm so sorry :(
 
2014-01-04 12:40:33 AM

rustypouch: Just goes to show how great the free market healthcare system is.


Yeah because other healthcare systems never make mistakes......
 
2014-01-04 12:48:57 AM

eatin' fetus: It seems sort of weird that doctors are using rubber gloves for makeshift ice packs. Something not adding up here.


No, they're cheap, available, non-toxic and non-allergenic, easy to sterilize and disposable. Cheaper and easier to make them out of gloves than to pay $$$ for specially made disposable ice packs at nineteen times the price.

The only issue here is why one got left inside, which is inexcusable and unconscionable. No need to read more into it than gross negligence.
 
2014-01-04 12:49:03 AM
There was a young woman who couldn't make love...
I don't know why she couldn't make love,
Perhaps the glove...
 
2014-01-04 12:54:08 AM
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2014-01-04 01:08:34 AM
ski9600: You know in the job market the jobs go to the lowest bid.  So, just like when you want to build a bridge or a skyscraper the lowest bid gets the contract.  So when you want to hire a surgeon or a nurse, they go for the person who's willing to take their pitifully low hourly wage.  And then this stuff happens.  I've seen it on the ground, and I'll tell you it's happening all the time.

Troll score 8/10.  Well played.
 
2014-01-04 01:48:07 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: ski9600: You know in the job market the jobs go to the lowest bid.  So, just like when you want to build a bridge or a skyscraper the lowest bid gets the contract.  So when you want to hire a surgeon or a nurse, they go for the person who's willing to take their pitifully low hourly wage.  And then this stuff happens.  I've seen it on the ground, and I'll tell you it's happening all the time.

Troll score 8/10.  Well played.


are you scoring yourself? does it work like that now?
 
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