Monday, January 21, 2013


The family of an elderly German man named Dirk Schroeder is suing a hospital in Hanover because, allegedly, the surgeon who did his prostatectomy in 2009 left 16 foreign bodies inside him. 
When surgeons operated on Schroeder again, they were stunned to find 16 pieces of medical equipment in the man's body. This included "a needle, a six-inch roll of bandage, a six-inch long compress, several swabs and a fragment of surgical mask," writes the Daily Mail.

Words fail.  I mean I've left 8 or 9 items inside a patient before, but 16?  Just kidding.  I don't do that sort of thing.  The best was the hospital's official response:
 The facility claims that the instruments may have found their way into Schroeder's body "post-operation," according to German publication Osnabrücker Zeitung.

Very similar to OJ Simpson's claims that Nicole's exsanguinating throat wounds must have occured "post-visit" after a lovely afternoon of scones and green tea and pleasant conversation about the kids and the coming Mostly Mozart Festival at the LA Symphony.

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