$1.25 million Settlement – Surgical Pad Left Inside Cancer Patient
Excerpt from Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Following the emergency surgery, Adcock remained an in-patient for more than 30 days and was in a rehabilitation unit for another month. He was discharged in mid-November 2016, but he continued to have problems and his wound did not heal. In early January 2017, Adcock noticed something protruding from his ostomy site. He went to the University of Virginia Medical Center emergency room and learned that the protruding object was a laparotomy pad from the Sept. 7, 2016, surgery. The pad was removed and Adcock improved quickly. Unfortunately, because of the extended inflammation and infection, his colostomy could not be reversed