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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — TriStar Centennial Hospital in Nashville is facing a $5 million lawsuit that claims a surgeon forgot a surgical needle inside a patient.
The family of John Johnson says he had gone to the hospital for heart bypass surgery in May 2017.
After the surgery was finished, staff at the hospital approached Johnson’s children to tell them there had been a complication.
The article goes on to state the following:
According to a lawsuit filed this week against the hospital, Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian left a needle inside of Johnson during the open surgery — a needle doctors initially spotted in an x-ray afterward, but still couldn’t find after putting Johnson under the knife a second time.
After the second operation, leaving the needle still inside him, according to the lawsuit, Johnson had complications that left him on a feeding tube and other equipment.
Johnson died 30 days after the operation.
The family of a Tennessee man who died shortly after a surgeon left a needle inside his chest cavity during an open heart surgery is suing the hospital. https://t.co/xVvi7gCA4Q
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) September 1, 2018
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