People in New York may have heard about a recent medical malpractice lawsuit that was brought by the family of a woman who died after surgeons made grievous errors that cost the woman her life. The case has recently gone to trial, and, depending on the outcome, the plaintiff could receive a significant award for the death of their beloved family member.
The incident began back in February of 2009, when a team of doctors operating on the woman left a sponge inside the woman's abdomen. After the botched surgery, the doctors operated on the woman to try to remove the sponge twice in the following months, but failed both times. During one of these failed operations, her spleen was injured.