Colostomy Gone Bad? What Could Be Worse

A Delaware man has filed suit against doctors, claiming a horrific surgical mix-up left him urinating feces and discharging urine from his bowels. According to a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of Delaware Nov. 1, Joseph E. Swain of Dover, Del., had an operation at Kent General Hospital Feb. 22, 2006, intended to reverse a colostomy -- a procedure that shunts fecal matter away from the rectum and into a bag attached to the patient's body. A colostomy is often used as a temporary measure to...Full Story
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