A surgical towel was left in Kelly’s abdomen after a June 2009 surgery to remove colon cancer and was not discovered until November 2009. It caused the removal of 2/3 of Kelly’s small bowel and massive digestive issues which will last her entire life. Tried in Lake County Court of Common Pleas, the verdict reached on August 30, 2012 for this case has been informally reported as the largest medical negligence verdict in that county’s history.