Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Paraplegic Iraq Veteran Sues VA Over Sponge Left Behind

Paraplegic veteran sues government for sponge left inside him after operation
Augusta Chronicle
By Sandy Hodson
Staff Writer
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
On Dec. 31, 2012, Dixon had surgery on his left hip at a private hospital. The surgery, according to his lawsuit, found a “purulent segment of old gauze sponge inside.”

A wounded Iraq War veteran has filed suit against the government after discovering the seeping wound he endured for years resulted from a sponge left inside him after an operation at the Augusta VA hospital.

Kenneth Dixon filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the United States of America.

Dixon served during the Iraq War until a 2004 vehicle wreck left him with a permanent spinal injury.

Dixon, a paraplegic since the crash, was treated for several years at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, which has one of the largest spinal cord units in the VA system. read more here

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