Army vet, 61, sues after discovering a five-inch SCALPEL was left in his body FOUR YEARS ago during cancer surgery at VA hospital leaving him in agony

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An Army veteran is suing after a five-inch scalpel was left in his abdomen for four years following surgery causing severe pain.

Glenford Turner, 61, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, only discovered the source of his discomfort when he went for an MRI at a clinic at the Veteran Affairs' Connecticut Healthcare System on the West Haven Campus, following a dizzy spell.

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As soon the veteran went through the MRI scanner - which acts as a giant magnet - he suffered such agonizing pain, the tests had to be stopped immediately.

Doctors then carried out an X-ray which revealed the 'abandoned scalpel' inside his abdomen, near his stomach and intestines.

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A copy of the X-ray reveals the large, sharp knife stuck inside the patient.

Faxon Law Group, who filed the lawsuit against at VA Connecticut Healthcare System on behalf of the patient, said the scalpel had been left behind by a trainee surgeon four years earlier.

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The lawsuit states that Turner underwent a prostatectomy, to remove his prostate, at West Haven VA hospital on August 30, 2013.

The surgery was performed by Dr Jaimin Shah, then a fifth year urology trainee, supervised by Dr Preston Sprenkle, chief of urology.


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