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San Rafael man sues Novato hospital, claiming sponge left in gut
Marin Independent Journal

A San Rafael man has filed a lawsuit against Novato Community Hospital on claims that a surgical sponge was left in his abdomen nearly a decade ago.

Ronald Alvos, 50, said he received surgery at the hospital in 2003 or 2004, and the sponge was detected during an abdominal imaging in April of this year. The scan was conducted for surgery on an abdominal abscess.