Crazy World: Docs leave 16 items inside patient
GERMANY: A man who underwent surgery at a hospital was left with unbearable pain after 16 medical items were mistakenly left inside his body, according to press reports in Germany, quoted by ABC News.
The man, who was identified as 74-year-old Dirk Schroeder, had a routine surgery for prostate cancer.
However, after the surgery, Schroeder discovered that the wound had healed poorly. According to his family, his pain was so intense that he often could not sit.
According to a German newspaper, it took several weeks before the source of the pain was discovered.
When surgeons operated on Schroeder again, they were surprised to find 16 pieces of medical equipment in the man's body. This included a needle, a six-inch roll of bandage, a compress which was six inches in length, various swabs and a fragment of a surgical mask.
It took two operations to remove all the items.
The family is reportedly seeking about $127,000 in damages, while the hospital offered the family $660.
Mom outraged after school tells daughter to get breast reduction
US: A Missouri mother is outraged after her daughter's school district allegedly suggested the 13-year-old get a breast reduction to stop bullying.
Fox2Now.com reported that Tammie Jackson said her daughter, a sixth-grade student at Central Middle School, was being sexually harassed because of her breast size.
When Jackson called the school district to complain she said a woman suggested to me, "to have my daughter get a breast reduction," she told Fox2Now.com.
The school district tells the news site that the incident is still being investigated.
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