Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 3:35 PM
By: Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. — A Florida woman gave birth in mid-July, but she said she ended up back in the hospital weeks later because of a doctor’s mistake.
“There was pain and pressure to the point where I wouldn’t be able to, sometimes, like, hard to move to get the baby, moving around, stuff, you know,” Smith said.
Doctors then discovered a piece of gauze inside her that measured a foot long and could have caused an infection or other complications.
“It looked like, almost like a long piece of snake,” Smith’s husband, Alaunta, told WSVN.
Jackson Health System released the following statement to WSVN:
“Our healthcare teams are always deeply affected when their patients suffer complications after procedures … like all top medical systems, we investigate every complication and use those results to constantly improve.”
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