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Surgeon left 16 Items inside the Body of a German Cancer Patient

A very sad story of a German patient who undergo operation for prostate cancer in 2009, after the operation the surgeon allegedly left 16 medical items inside the body of a man. Now, the Cancer Patient's family is now seeking for monetary damages worth $120,000 from the hospital in Germany.

Surgeon left 16 items in body: Family sues hospital after man's death
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According to report by The Daily Mail, "the unfortunate man was a senior citizen, 74-year-old Dirk Schroeder of Germany."

The surgeon allegedly left 16 items inside the body of Schroeder, such as, a roll of gauze, a piece of a surgical mask, a needle, a compress and multiple swabs. Dirk Schroeder died last year due to his cancer.

Lawyer Annette Corinth, said to The Daily Mail:

I hope the hospital will settle but otherwise the family are prepared to go all the way and sue in court. The family of the deceased spent lots of money on care, medicines and reconstruction of their home to look after this man. There has been gross negligence here which most probably had led to complications and possibly a quicker death.”

Meanwhile, the German hospital denied the issue behind Schroeder's incident, the hospital believe that the items entered his body sometime after the operation.

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