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a woman with a surgical tool sewn in to the stomach

The woman returned to the hospital after the surgery, complaining of severe pain and malaise. The result of the X-ray examination was unequivocal: it turned out that the patient during the operation was sewn in the stomach with a surgical spoon weighing half a kilo.

Konin: a woman has a surgical spoon sewn into her stomach

The director of the Provincial Integrated Hospital in Konin, Leszek Sobieski admitted that a medical mistake had been committed. It turned out to be tragic, as the patient died a few days after the surgery to remove the tool.

The prosecutor's office is investigating the case

Law enforcement took care of the matter. – Activities are conducted in the direction of art. 155 of the Penal Code in connection with art. 160 of the Code, i.e. inadvertently causing death and exposing a person to the immediate danger of losing life or health – said spokesman of the District Prosecutor's Office in Konin Aleksandra Marańda quoted by TVP3 Poznań. She is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment for the act she mentioned.

All medical records will be checked in the hospital. The prosecutor's office will determine what was the direct cause of the patient's death and whether her poor health certainly caused sewing a spoon. According to the procedures, tools prepared for surgery should be recalculated before and after surgery.

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