Man Receives $275,000 Settlement After Towels Left Inside Him During Surgery

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 5:13 PM EDT

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Man Receives $275,000 Settlement After Towels Left Inside Him During Surgery

December 14, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 5:13 PM EDT

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a 47-year-old Ohio man will receive $275,000 to settle a lawsuit against the federal government after a pair of towels were left inside his body during a 2008 surgery at a VA Medical Center in Cleveland.

The towels were found during a CAT scan three months following the man's surgery to remove a cancerous kidney, according to the Plain Dealer.

Read the Cleveland Plain Dealer story HERE.