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.

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