Patient sues Memorial Hermann Health System, others over allegations sponge was left in body from surgery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 18, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston woman alleges a sponge was left in her body after pacemaker surgery and that it was not discovered until a second surgery several months later.

Lenelle Wilson filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the Harris County District Court against Memorial Hermann Health System, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 18, 2016, she underwent pacemaker implant surgery under the care of the defendants. She alleges the pacemaker was improperly and/or incompletely installed and was not fully functional, and a sponge was left inside her body after the surgery. She alleges the sponge was not discovered until another surgery to implant another pacemaker on Nov. 8, 2016.

The plaintiff holds Memorial Hermann Health System, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly care and treat her and failed to properly evaluate her.

The plaintiff seeks all damages, attorney's fees, costs, interest and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Tanika J. Solomon of T.J. Solomon Law Group in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-04975

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