Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Sponge Left in Patient After Procedure

Erin Webster, a Pennsylvania woman, was recently awarded $525,000 in a medical negligence lawsuit after a surgical sponge was left in her abdomen following a cesarean section. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the lawsuit was brought against Lower Bucks Hospital, Dr. Richard Turner, and two nurses, Megan Blatcher and Laura Tedesco. The jury found the hospital and the two nurses liable, while they determined no liability should be placed on Turner. Rare but Serious Mistake Leads to Countless Problems After the laparotomy sponge was left in Webster, she suffered from a severe infection, bowel perforation and obstruction, digestive … [Read more...]