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Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

January 18, 2018

From the Army Times website

An X-ray shows the 5-inch scalpel handle in the man’s abdomen. Credit: Courtesy of Faxon Law Group

An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a Veterans Affairs hospital.

Bridgeport resident Glenford Turner says the scalpel was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. He sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week, seeking unspecified compensatory damages.

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