Unfortunately, these kinds of cases happen very often. Statistics have said that there have been around 1500 situations of surgical tools left inside people's bodies each year. However, this man's story was a little bit more shocking seeing as the tool was sticking out of his body. It was said that even still, nobody believed him.
He was told to seek psychiatric care when he complained that a tool had been left inside of his body. He demanded a CT scan, and after doing that it was indeed true that a 10-inch retractor had been left in his abdomen. He ended up suing the medical center.