Friday, September 17, 2010
Story about a sponge left in patient after surgery
Here is a story in the Wall Street Journal about a judge who suffered injuries because of a sponge left in his abdomen after surgery. He settled a claim with the hospital and now reportedly plans to sue the doctors. What I find most interesting here is the discussion among readers in the "comments" section (here) which turns to the question of tort reform and whether patients in a clear case of negligence such as this one should be subject to caps on the amount of money they can recover.