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Jenny Albano

Surgical Objects Left Inside More Than 1,500 Patients In US Each Year

Every year about 1,500 people in the United States leave the hospital after surgery with surgical objects still inside them. More than 2/3 of the objects left behind are sponges, which can lead to all sorts of problems like pain, infection, bowel obstructions, longer hospital stays, and maybe even death.”When there is significant bleeding and a sponge is placed in a patient, it can sometimes…

Jenny Albano

Lawsuit Over Stolen Bone Implanted in Man's Neck

A man from Texas found out the bone implanted in his neck to relieve neck pain was stolen from a corpse and now he is suing the medical technology company as well as some tissue processing businesses.James Livingston filed a suit against Medtronic Inc. for fraud and negligence and is also suing Tenn.-based Sofamor Danek Inc.; Knoxville, Tenn.-based Spinalgraft Technologies Inc.; Alachua,…