Hospital leaves surgical sponge inside Palm Beach County judge for five months
side note: Wow, talk about a surgeon with bad luck. After leaving a sponge inside his patient for months, the patient also happened to be a judge. Yes, there’s a lawsuit.
It has been called the “surgeon’s dread.” The most common mistake made in surgery, according to medical journals, is leaving a sponge or instrument inside a patient. County Judge Nelson Bailey knows precisely what happens when something is left behind.