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(Daily Star)   While performing surgery for an ulcer, doctors accidentally leave scissors in patient's stomach. He suffers shear agony for nine years   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 25
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2014-06-10 06:06:20 AM  
Shear Madness, 2 1/2 stars
 
2014-06-10 06:07:27 AM  
That's some razor wit, subby.
 
2014-06-10 06:12:00 AM  
I would suffer from agonising (sic) pains in my stomach for years
Eventually the pain became so extreme that I decided to go back to hospital


Why would you wait at all? I would immediately assume it had something to do with the operation.
 
2014-06-10 06:13:24 AM  
What is the problem?  just take 75% of what each surgeon made over the last nine years and charge their malpractice insurance company for the balance.  I don't see the problem.  Oh you werent ready to retire on a measly $5,000,000?  You shouldn't have farked up!

Douche.

It would have been your life had it been one of mine.
 
2014-06-10 06:16:29 AM  

abhorrent1: I would suffer from agonising (sic) pains in my stomach for years
Eventually the pain became so extreme that I decided to go back to hospital

Why would you wait at all? I would immediately assume it had something to do with the operation.


Thought the same thing, until I saw it was done in Bosnia. Maybe that's normal there. (It certainly seems to be here.)
 
2014-06-10 06:17:34 AM  

foxyshadis: abhorrent1: I would suffer from agonising (sic) pains in my stomach for years
Eventually the pain became so extreme that I decided to go back to hospital

Why would you wait at all? I would immediately assume it had something to do with the operation.

Thought the same thing, until I saw it was done in Bosnia. Maybe that's normal there. (It certainly seems to be here.)


Bosnia!?  well its war crimes then.  Hang em
 
2014-06-10 06:22:20 AM  
Nope, the surgeon walks on this one.  God knows what his case load was, and he didnt make shiat.  That was pretty much combat medicine during that time and I salute anybody that tried.  farking mess.
 
2014-06-10 06:29:05 AM  
Did he start liking Pink's music?
 
2014-06-10 06:29:53 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-10 06:35:34 AM  
They were regular right-handed scissors before the surgery, but they were left inside? Makes sense, since the handles are probably coated with green.
 
2014-06-10 06:41:02 AM  
Subby, I don't want to get snippy at you, but you are a regular cut up, aren't you?

/Thought I'd take a stab at some pun
//Nice headline
 
2014-06-10 06:44:12 AM  
Also....

Scissoring thread?
 
2014-06-10 06:46:17 AM  
/some puns, not pun
//did i mention I have scissors for hands?
 
2014-06-10 06:55:49 AM  
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-10 07:11:17 AM  
He didn't think to get an x-ray when the post-op pain didn't subside after maybe a couple months? Or any time less than nine goddamn years?
 
2014-06-10 07:14:25 AM  
Those scissors are expensive, they should charge him for not reporting it sooner.
 
2014-06-10 07:24:36 AM  
Is this what they mean when they say it's not safe to run with scissors?
 
2014-06-10 07:30:39 AM  
The surgeon in question:

www.accelerator3359.com
 
2014-06-10 08:14:04 AM  
Is there no such thing as a tool control program in the medical community?

At least in Aviation you have to account for all of your tools, or all of the parts if you break one(or more).

Fix a plane, count your tools. Fix a person, meh.
 
2014-06-10 08:26:12 AM  

abhorrent1: I would suffer from agonising (sic) pains in my stomach for years
Eventually the pain became so extreme that I decided to go back to hospital

Why would you wait at all? I would immediately assume it had something to do with the operation.


the first month or two, one might assume it was just residual pain from the operation and recovery.  like when i sprained my ankle, it still hurt like hell one week later and though it subsided over time, there was lingering pain even four weeks later.  now, if the pain doesn't subside and lingers well past the normal recovery time expected for the operation, then you go back and get an X Ray.  And that time period is definitely less than 9 years.  But definitely perhaps more than one month.
 
2014-06-10 08:42:37 AM  
My question here is, if you've been suffering from a consistent, stabbing abdominal pain for nine years, what makes you decide that's the cut off point and that now it might be a good idea to seek help?
 
2014-06-10 09:11:16 AM  
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2014-06-10 09:29:22 AM  
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I was probing to determine muscle tone and skeletal girth. It is a new technique. We mock what we don't understand! speaker
 
2014-06-10 11:15:21 AM  
Count the sponges, count the instruments, have Circulating Nurse double count with you ...
 
2014-06-10 12:56:27 PM  
CSB:
I had a friend who worked at the hospital and had to do paperwork (HR) on a patient who claimed the surgeons had left a sponge inside of him during an operation.

He had severe abdominal pains and sure enough, on the X-ray there was a sponge (they have some kind of marker in them just because of sponges being left behind) so they open him up.  Well, it isn't there.  The surgeon then, shrugs and says "WTF?" sews the farker back up and wheels him out the door.  This repeats a second possibly a third time (dude was in the hospital for a long ass time, I remember that).

The abdominal pains continue and the patient starts vomiting and having a fever.  They do another X-ray and still see the sponge.  Another surgeon goes in and notices an unusual mass on his small intestine.  He says "f*ck it", cuts open the intestine and finds a sponge blocking the patient's digestive tract and causing all of his discomfort and symptoms.

The patient then starts filing a lawsuit against the hospital for leaving a sponge in him and causing him so much suffering.
Just a few problems:
The original operation wasn't on his digestive system.  There was literally no reason for a sponge to go INTO his digestive tract, let alone be left there.
It was a completely different sponge than the ones used at that particular hospital.
The patient's brother had gotten a fairly sizable settlement for having a sponge left in his abdomen a year or two earlier.
Oh yeah, and his long time girlfriend was a nurse at a hospital across town who DID use that particular brand of sponge.
 
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