Man Wants Hospital to Remove Surgical...

Man Wants Hospital to Remove Surgical Clip

There are 273 comments on the KPVI-TV Pocatello story from Nov 26, 2007, titled Man Wants Hospital to Remove Surgical Clip. In it, KPVI-TV Pocatello reports that:

“If we have a patient with a concern, we address these concerns immediately, both in the best interest of the patients and for the overall improvement of care in our hospital.”

Posted: A man from Firth says he's been in pain since having surgery at Bingham Memorial Hospital and later finding out the doctor left a surgical clip inside of him. via KPVI-TV Pocatello

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#276 Jun 19, 2013
Robyn wrote:
How can you not even think about the person, fuck the whole worrying about yourself and your money. This isn't about you. If it happened to you or someone you love what would you do? Really, would the whole money thing wouldn't matter would it. Pay half of everything my ass, if some idiot doc let a foreign object in me I sure as hell wouldn't pay anything. I don't know if suing is the right answer, but I wouldn't pay for the surgery, I think that deserves a freeby. That's why Doctor's have malpractice ins. They do fuck up, they should own their own mistake, and make it right and then mabey they won't get sued.
right! however im not sure doctors will admit their mistakes since it will endanger their careers hehe

Deland, FL

#279 Jul 27, 2015
Robert Blackman wrote:
Did it ever occur to most of you to get a lawyer and sue these hospitals and doctors for letting unqualified people close a wound while the doctor is having a drink at the local bar?
I just found five clips in my the back of my leg from an operation nine years ago and one or two are pressing on a nerve which has bothered me for over 5 years because it moved to this location.
Tomorrow I will go to a doctor to verify they are surgical clips and then immediately go to a malpractice attorney the next day and start a law suit.
In that law suit will be pain and suffering for the last 5 years including the removal of all five clips.
This is more the doctors fault than the hospital for letting unqualified people close a wound. Wake up everyone and get a lawyer. Geez, this is a no brainer.
You are probably out of luck with a law suit; 5 years is pass the statute of limitations in; I believe all states. Florida has the longest time limit and that is 4 years.

United States

#280 Aug 6, 2015
You need to go after the makers of the clips. The doctors are just taking their word over ours. As for those failing to mention or acknowledge the clips, they should be held to account for that.

Rochester, NY

#282 Oct 17, 2015
I know the feeling guys I'm being in pain since I got gallbladder surgery and doctor told me I'm not gone stop until I found what causes the pain CUZ U don't have gallbladder no more so guess what all my complaints never were heard he move to Texas hospital n taking meds for stomach back n reading one of the results of xray from 2014 find out they left surgical clips inside me even the primary doctor knew n told me xray is negative reading the results so that means doctors cover them self and the others they don't care about the patient just money for the insurance

Atlanta, GA

#283 Jan 20, 2016
Just had mine done about 6 days ago. Some of you had your gallbladder surgery years ago and maybe those kind of answers weren't available to you at the time. When I found out I was having mine out I researched the hell out of it and watched every YouTube video available so I was aware beforehand that there would be one maybe two clamps used. I pray that I do not have complications from them. I've done a little research and for those of you with metal allergies they do have plastic clamps, that may be worth a doctor consult. The body is supposed to connect to the metal clamps and grow around them. That's the ideal outcome. Surprising that there are so many complications from what I've been told is one of the most common surgeries. I hope you all get better and we all have healthier lives.

Lambertville, NJ

#287 May 3, 2016
Albert wrote:
As a surgeon I perform about 300 laparoscopic gallbladder surgeries a year and have done so for more than 20 years. I have never had a single patient report issues with clips. The clips don't cause hematomas or come anywhere near ribs. They are standard in surgery and are meant to be permanent. We don't tell patients whether we are going to use blue suture or black suture or electric current or ultrasonic energy or laser energy to cauterize. I never felt the need to describe clips to patients but now that I've seen just how litigious and zealous you nuts are, I will. Most surgeons are good people trying to do a good job. You people seem really vicious.
After my appendectomy (within days) I developed polymialga rheumatica. I have had surgeries and injuries before but never had a foreign object in my body. Is it possible that the clip is causing this autoimmune response?

Melbourne, FL

#289 Aug 5, 2016
I have a nickel allergy for sure. I've had really bad reactions to titanium and surgical steel earnings in the past and I still have scars from that. I had two or three breast biopsies in the past and I was unaware that they left metal markers in my breast until I had a chest X-ray. This is so frustrating and embarrassing. My breast hurts all the time and the rib under it is swollen. I have an itching sensation that comes and goes in that area too. =(

Westminster, MD

#290 Aug 18, 2016
Sadface wrote:
I have a nickel allergy for sure. I've had really bad reactions to titanium and surgical steel earnings in the past and I still have scars from that. I had two or three breast biopsies in the past and I was unaware that they left metal markers in my breast until I had a chest X-ray. This is so frustrating and embarrassing. My breast hurts all the time and the rib under it is swollen. I have an itching sensation that comes and goes in that area too.=(
I had a lumpectomy and lymph node removal for breast cancer in 2013. I have two metal clips in my chest and underarm. I have had chronic pain for over two years. Just found out it could be metal clips. My physiatrist (rehab doc for cancer) thinks it's pressing on my nerves. Ive had injections and they helped some of the rib pain I have had but the area where the clips are is very painful and I get debilitating nerve pain across my chest that makes me cough -I guess as a reaction to the tingling it feels like hell. It's getting worse and I can't use my arm or bend over without issue. I'm getting allergy tested for metals but am told it will be hard to get the clips out. I'm am in debilitating pain and docs are fine leaving me on Meds forever and are ok that a 52 yr old person has been in bed for two months since it has exacerbated. My breast surgeon said she would not go in and remove any clips as that could cause more damage. What's worse than not being able to,live life at all? She referred me to another breast surgeon - I'm sure she finally did this to cover her butt bc she ignored my pain complaints for two,yrs. never sent me to pain mgmt or wanted to help get to bottom of this. I want the clips out. I need them out as I can't do,anything without this pain. My breast , Axilla and ribs hurt all the time. I am mentally a wreck. Breast surgeon had social worker come in before she saw me probably another way to core her butt. I'm angry and depressed. This is not way to live and I am trying not to give up. I'm so sorry for your pain. Get allergy tested or metals that might help your case. Blessings.

Sunbury, PA

#291 Sep 8, 2016
Tobi wrote:
surgical staple that knicked my liver and caused a hemotoma in me. Anyone who says its no be deal has no idea what it is like- I am certain anyone who says it doesn't matter, let him/her have this done to them and see what they say then.
I went into surgery to remove my gallbladder and i came out of surgery with unwanted, dangerous metal pcs. in me that have already damaged adjacent organs. I am outraged and we all should be and try to stop this negligence Metoo I know how you feel. I also had my gallbladdet removed in 2006 and about 2 months ago started experiencing burning pain in my upper back by my left shoulder blade. The pain got so bad i was about to see a doctor for it when I had to have an x-ray done for something else and low and behold there were some surgical clips found to be left in after my Gallbladder was removed. I am so mad that the doctor didn't feel it necessary to tell me that there is a foreign object in my body. Now I know why my back hurts, the clip is exactly where all my pain is coming from. On the x-ray there is also a dark mass right next to the surgical clip, any idea what it could be...very nervous and scared.
I also just found out that I have a drop clip in me from getting my gallbladder out many years ago. I have a cyst or hematoma on my liver.( They are not sure what it is) They are doing another MRI tomorrow. Wondering if what's on with my liver,( my liver blood results have been abnormal for a few years) and no one says anything. They didn't tell me I read the result on computer after they posted my results. That's the only way I found out. Sad, but true. Dont they think this is dangerous.


#292 Sep 27, 2016
I had my Hernia removed 2 yrs ago & now I find I have a clip has come astray, Can that be a problem

United States

#295 Apr 29, 2017
KCF wrote:
Yes, sue and become another one of the frivolous lawsuits that cause the rest of our rates to jump sky high. Spend all of your time in court fighting a case you won't win. Pay half of anything you get to your lawyer! Great idea
Do not listen to this ass KCF he is a doctor covering
up WRONG doing. Iam not saying law suit is best, but what are you suppose to do when all these pig doctors cover for each other and get your records and put lies in them. It would be hard to sue. I just want than to do the right thing take out the clips
and STOP covering up their WRONG doing.

Irvington, NJ

#296 Apr 30, 2017
My titanium clips were put in almost 8 years ago. The first to mark a tumor in my breast. It caused massive itching and burned. I asked if the surgeon would take it out when she did the surgery as it was causing me issues. She said yes. She put in 6 more titanium clips AND alloderm (without my consent). She did not tell me, and I kept complaining about swelling, itching and pain. I found out on my first Mammo after that what they had done. Went back to surgeon and wanted the clips and stuff taken out. I was told NO, I could cause more damage now that you are healed. And that no one is allergic to the clips. Second surgeon stated the same thing. Fast forward to now.
DXed with another tumor in basically the same area. Radiologist who went to mark the tumor said yes people are allergic to titaium (looked it up-they now say that at least 4% of of the population are allergic)-so he put in a gold clip to mark the area (no itching with this one). Hospital would not accept Rads results and redid all the tests and put in a titanium marker (over my objections) and I had itching and burning with that clip for the 4 days before the surgery. New surgeon not only took out the new tumor but the clips and alloderm from the last surgery as the tumor was right on top of this hellish mess. Feeling SOOO much better with that crap out of me.
So everyone, get the info off the internet on the allergies to titanium off the internet and walk yourself into a surgeon and insist they take it out NOW~
9438 lol

United States

#298 Oct 19, 2017
Omg why would u c a Dr from Idaho any were they r bottom of the Dr registry go 2 Utah Denver

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