Mom Says Doctor Left Cell Phone Inside Her After Delivering Baby, Noticed When Her Stomach Vibrated

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   May 14, 2015   |   12:54PM   |   Washington, DC

In Jordan, a woman says her doctor left a cell phone in her womb while performing a Caesarean section and she didn’t realize it until her stomach started vibrating. On April 24th, Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim delivered a healthy ten-pound baby boy and was sent home from a hospital in Amman.

However, she started suffering serious pain in her abdomen and her family noticed that her stomach was vibrating. Hanan’s mother said, “My daughter suffered serious pains and could not move. I brought her back to the hospital where she was treated but nothing was done for her.”

Then Hanan was sent for X-rays at Al Bashir Hospital, which revealed that there was a foreign object lodged in her womb. Thankfully, surgeons were able to remove the phone and her case is now under review by the Jordanian parliament. According to the Daily Mail, a member of parliament, Salim Al Bataynah, urged the Jordanian government to resign because of the scandal.

He said, “In countries which show respect to their nations, and following such scandals, governments usually resign. The parliament should show responsibility and be on the level of the case.”

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Gulf News reports the Jordanian Health Ministry spokesman Hatem Al Azrae said Hanan’s story was ‘baseless and a fabricated one’, but added that the ministry is following it.

The news comes after MailOnline reported on the case of Michael O’Sullivan, who was sewn up with an A4-sized surgical mat left inside him, after a series of medical blunders.

In 2012 Mr O’Sullivan, 49, received a new liver at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but was sent home with the silicone mat still inside him.

It was only discovered after he complained of suffering from a lot of pain following surgery.



Doctors performed a CT scan three weeks later and decided to operate after spotting something unusual.

Mr O’Sullivan was shocked to be told they had discovered the equipment inside him following the operation.