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Judge dismisses medical malpractice lawsuit about gauze left in patient

A medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a large piece of gauze had been left inside a patient after surgery was thrown out by a judge last week. The medical malpractice lawsuit contends that a piece of gauze more than 2 feet long was left inside a woman after surgery in 2004. The surgeries involved an abdomen problem where the wound would not heal. The judge dismissed the case by granting the defendants’ motion stating that gauze was not left inside the woman.

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