A jury awarded a woman $2.5 million in a medical malpractice case in which a surgeon left a sponge inside of her body during a hysterectomy. The woman was unaware of this surgical error until three years later when she began to have health problems. After discovering the sponge, doctors performed surgery to remove it. However, the sponge had caused intestinal problems, and in addition to having the sponge removed, doctors had to remove part of her small intestine. According to her attorney, this caused constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, depression and anxiety.
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