Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Now THAT is a serious dick hazard...

It appears that more absent-minded surgeons are leaving things in their patients these days. Lori Klinger of Danville, PA filed a lawsuit against Dr. Samuel Owusu for leaving a 4-inch metal instrument in her uterus, which she eventually passed through her woo woo after several days of pain.

Here's a re-enactment of the conversation:

Lori: Umm, you're not going to believe this.
Dr. Sam: What's that?
Lori: Well, my uteral region has been in terrible pain the past few days.
Dr. Sam: Sorry to hear it.
Lori: Ummm, well, that's not the half of it. A sharp 4-inch metal instrument emerged from my vagina today. I'm not sure if that's normal.
Dr. Sam: No kidding. Hmmm, I think I've been missing one of those.
Lori: Ummm, yeah. It hurt like a bitch. My husband could have really hurt his dick if it met the business end of that instrument if we were, well, you know...
Dr. Sam: Uh huh. Yup. Well, feel free to drop it off at our offices. They're kinda expensive you know...


According to Ramona Conner, a perioperative nursing specialist with the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, "It's something we try very much to avoid, but it's also something that we do recognize does happen. Surgery is extremely complex these days."

OH. OK. Well, I guess it's all good then.

Here's the story via