“A term referring to a mistake discovered post-operatively, in which one or more surgical sponges is left behind in the body after closing the patient […] and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits.” Medical Dictionary (Slightly re-worded)
Oh wow, fancy going for an op, and finding out you have a sponge or two still inside you.
Is this where ‘cleansing the soul’ came from?
Not THAT type of sponge, folks. Come on now.
Mistakes can happen but it is still quite worrying.
Damn right it’s grounds for a lawsuit! Ain’t no body wanting an extra sponge or two inside ’em!