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Posted: July 27, 2017

Woman shocked by what doctor left inside her after giving birth 


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Woman shocked by what doctor left inside her after giving birth 
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By Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. —

A Florida woman gave birth in mid-July, but she said she ended up back in the hospital weeks later because of a doctor’s mistake

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After Jamila Smith gave birth to her son, Aiden, she needed surgery to stop the bleeding. That’s when Smith claims a doctor at Jackson South left an object inside her, according to WSVN

“There was pain and pressure to the point where I wouldn’t be able to, sometimes, like, hard to move to get the baby, moving around, stuff, you know,” Smith said.

Doctors then discovered a piece of gauze inside her that measured a foot long and could have caused an infection or other complications. 

“It looked like, almost like a long piece of snake,” Smith’s husband, Alaunta, told WSVN

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Jackson Health System released the following statement to WSVN:

“Our healthcare teams are always deeply affected when their patients suffer complications after procedures … like all top medical systems, we investigate every complication and use those results to constantly improve.”

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