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Wilson Woman Sues Doctor, Claiming He Left Towel Inside Her Husband

Posted June 23, 2005 6:19 a.m. EDT

— A possible medical mistake could land a Wilson doctor in court.

Cathy Webb has filed suit against Dr. Roger Thurman, claiming he left a towel inside her husband after surgery.

Thurman removed a lesion from Joseph Webb's pancreas last year, but Webb's condition worsened after the surgery. When doctors operated again, they found an 18-inch towel still inside him.

Webb, 59, died 21 days later.

Both Wilson Medical Center and Thurman deny responsibility.