Naval Hospital Jacksonville sued for allegedly leaving needle in woman’s spine for years


A De Soto, Illinois, woman filed a lawsuit against Naval Hospital Jacksonville today for allegedly leaving a broken needle in her back during a C-section 15 years ago and then covering up the mistake.

The lawsuit was filed by Jacksonville-based Cronin & Maxwell Tuesday with the Middle District of Florida on behalf of Amy Bright, 42, and her husband, Charles Bright, a Navy veteran.

During the surgical procedure in 2003, three centimeters of a needle broke off into a vertebrae in Amy Bright's lower…

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