Discussion in 'Misc. Knife Arts' started by arnisador, Jan 7, 2009.
Woman to Sue Hospital for Leaving Knife in Head
That kind of thing scares the **** out of me.
No kidding. I can't figure out which is worse. Getting stabbed in the head, or them leaving it in there and you having to pay them to do it in the first place.
Knife in head
I've seen a couple of incidents like this in the new and at work. Although it sounds terrible it isn't necessarily bad. Liability would lie with the ER that treated her. There is a good chance that the piece of the knife that was left in her was not doing any harm and it may have been less traumatic to the area to leave it in place rather than to remove it. I imagine that the docs would have had to make another incision and cut away some bone to remove a piece of metal that wasn't interfering with anything. Might be hell in the airport though.
Let's just be glad she didn't have an MRI
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