MLB pitcher, Bobby Jenks, victim of medical mistake
Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Jenks, revealed this week how became the victim of a medical mistake after undergoing surgery on his spine.
Last December, Jenks went to Massachusetts General Hospital to have two of his four bone spurs removed from his spine. While doctors successfully removed two of the bone spurs, they started on the third but failed to finish. The spur was serrated, leaving holes that allowed spinal fluid to leak out.
Jenks noticed something was wrong when fluid began to leak out of his incision about two weeks after the surgery. A second operation found the mistake and an infection that was caused by the open spur.
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