Top regional official Michal Hasek apologized to 66-year-old Zdenka Kopeckova and said Monday that the region, which is in charge of the clinic, plans to compensate her.
Clinic head Jaromir Hrubes blamed "a series of individual failures" and said four employees had been punished.
CT24 news television reported that the woman, who complained repeatedly to her doctors about the pain, plans to sue.
1. WHAT???? Let's repeat this, shall we? (Women reading this: you have my permission to sit, grab your abdomen, rock and to grimace now)....they left a FOOT LONG instrument inside her abdomen????