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Hospital Errors on the Rise
Sacramento Business Journal - Kathy Robertson, Staff Writer

A patient who had colon surgery at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville carried a sharp-pointed surgical instrument inside his abdomen for six months before doctors found the device in a subsequent procedure and took it out. A 91-year-old who went to the emergency room at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael with chest pains fell off the gurney, fractured his hip and needed surgery the next day to fix it.