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Posted: Feb 15, 2010 8:23 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Feb 15, 2010 8:25 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: pain, foot-long medical instrument, spatula-like, Czech Republic

A woman in the Czech Republic couldn't figure out the pain she felt five months after she had surgery, until now. Doctors discovered they left a foot-long medical tool inside her abdomen. It was a spatula-like instrument they used during her gynecological surgery. The top regional medical officer apologized to 66-year-old Zdenka Kopechkova and the clinic plans to compensate her. CT24 television says she plans to sue even though four clinic employees had been punished.

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