Woman Lives With a Pair of Scissors in Her Body for Five Years



A woman in Turkey has filed a lawsuit against the doctors who treated her for uterine cancer five years ago because they accidentally left a pair of surgical scissors inside her body.

According to the Central European News (CEN), 67-year-old Hanim Ozgul has been living with severe pain since leaving the hospital after her 2010 surgery. And even though she has repeatedly complained about suffering from chronic agony, doctors continuously informed her that this was simply a normal part of her recovery.

“I started feeling pain in my stomach and abdomen and they could never find a reason,” the mother of four told CEN, which was published in the Sun. “Later I went to another hospital. The doctor said that my body had an inflammation. Later they told me to have an X-ray. When the X-ray machine started up it became beeping and a doctor said to me: ‘You have scissors in your pocket.’ They then found out that I had scissors in my abdomen.”

Her son, Hasan Ozgul, told the news outlet, “My mum didn’t carry us as much as she carried the scissors. We will continue with our legal fight until the end. We could have lost our mother.”

The scissors were finally removed from Hanim’s abdomen last week.

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