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Lawsuit: Surgeon left needle inside patient, who later died
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a Tennessee man who died shortly after a surgeon left a needle inside his chest cavity has sued the hospital.The Tennessean reports 73-year-old John Burns Johnson had open heart surgery at TriStar Centennial Hospital on May 2017. After about nine hours of surgery, a surgeon closed his chest only to discover one of his needles was missing. An X-ray revealed it was inside Johnson.