Veteran Sues VA Hospital for Leaving a Scalpel Inside Him After Surgery

Jan 16, 2018, 11:17 AM

(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain.

Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S. District Court last week.

According to court papers, Turner had surgery at the VA hospital in West Haven in 2013.