A woman sued doctors at an Atlanta hospital saying that they left a camera inside her body during an organ transplant operation.
As stated in the lawsuit filed earlier this week in DeKalb County State Court, the doctors at Emory University Hospital were inattentive during a kidney and pancreas transplant for Lacrystal Lockett, of Stone Mountain, in December 2014. The doctors involved in the operation, Dr. Paul Lu Tso, Ronald Parsons and Denis Lo performed the operation with the help of a medical camera.
The lawsuit further states, “Unknown to Ms. Lockett at that time, this medical instrument was left inside Ms.Lockett even after she was discharged from Emory University Hospital on December 26, 2014.
The camera came to be known inside Ms. Lockett roughly after six months when she went to the hospital for an examination in June 2015. She needed another surgery to get the device removed.
The lawsuit is seeking jury to determine the possible damages “As a result of Defendants’ negligence, Plaintiff Lacrystal Lockett suffered undue hardship through additional surgical procedures and has incurred medical expenses as well as significant pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and lost wages.”
The hospital involved has not yet issued any statement regarding the matter.