Surgeon Left 16 Items in Body

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A surgeon reportedly left 16 items in a man’s body.

The Daily Mail reports surgeons left the items behind, during a routine surgery for prostate cancer.

The family of the man from Germany is seeking thousands of dollars in compensation from hospital authorities.

The incident happened in 2009. The man survived the operation, but then later died when the cancer spread.

The items left behind include a needle and a six-inch roll of bandage.

The hospital says the items entered the body “post-operative.”

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