STOCKTON – A woman alleges a surgical glove and a piece of gauze were left in her body after surgery.
Jade S. Watts and Akeem Watts filed a complaint on Dec. 7 in the San Joaquin Superior Court against Adventist Health Lodi Memorial; Robert G. Howen, M.D.; and Does 1 through 100, alleging negligence and loss of consortium.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 11, 2017, Jade Watts underwent a hysterectomy. She alleges two days later, she discovered a glove "sticking out of her vagina" and sought treatment at the defendant hospital's emergency room. The suit states Howen informed her that the glove and gauze were not removed during the completion of her hysterectomy.
As a result, she alleges she sustained a large blood clot, bleeding and pain and her husband, Akeem Watts, alleges he suffered a loss of consortium.
The plaintiffs hold Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, Howen and Does 1 through 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to diagnose, treat, advise, warn, examine and repair patient's condition, causing injuries and damages.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages, all costs of suit and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by C. Brooks Cutter and John R. Parker Jr. of Cutter Law PC in Sacramento.
San Joaquin Superior Court case number STK-CV-UMM-2018-0015321