A Kentucky jury awarded a married couple $2.5 million dollars when their medical malpractice lawsuit went to verdict last week.
In 2001, Sophia Savage underwent a hysterectomy at a Kentucky hospital. During the surgery her doctors left behind a sponge which was not discovered until 2005. Doctors discovered the sponge after she complained of pain.
The sponge lodged itself in her lower intestine, requiring her surgeon to remove 49 centimeters of her bowel when the sponge was removed.
A jury awarded Savage $1.9 million for pain and suffering and $65,968 for medical expenses. Her husband was awarded $500,000 for loss of love, affection and services.
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