Laparotomy Sponge Left in Woman for 17 Months after Hysterectomy

Plaintiff had a hysterectomy performed at a medical center by the Doctor. A laparotomy sponge was left in her abdomen after surgery and was retained for 17 months. She underwent surgery to remove the sponge.

Outcome:

A settlement was reached. The terms of the settlement are protected by a confidentiality agreement.