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Within the last 20 years, an estimated 80,000 “never events,” or surgical errors that should not have happened during surgery, occurred in American hospitals, according to Johns Hopkins.

One common example of a surgical error is when a doctor leaves a foreign object, such as a surgical instrument, inside the patient.

It is estimated that 4,500 and 6,000 adverse events involving retained foreign parts occur each year, according to USA Today.

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