Doctor Franklin sat in his office chair with his head in his hands. Not once in his twenty plus years of practicing medicine had he ever heard of such stupidity, much less been a part of it.
He knew there was a chance he wouldn’t be held accountable. He could point to one of the nurses for not double checking as was their practice. Even then, the odds were slim he’d avoid any harsh punishment. Maybe he’d just lose his license.
More than anything, he wondered how he’d explain to his wife that he left a clamp in a patient.