Instruments Left Behind

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Carrying Someone Else’s Mistake

If your surgeon leaves an instrument, sponge or other tool behind in your body after surgery, you could experience serious consequences, including infection or even death. While there are usually safeguards in place to prevent surgical mishaps from happening, human error continues to persist, even among surgeons and other high-level medical professionals. And while hospitals may accept that a certain number of these events happen every year, you shouldn’t have to accept it when it happens to you.

When an error of this sort happens to you or a loved one, you deserve compensation to help pay the medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with the subsequent necessary care. Call Shelly Law Offices, LLC, at 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll free for your free initial consultation.

What Gets Left Behind?

While larger instruments also get left behind sometimes, generally it’s smaller, less obtrusive surgical instruments that medical professionals neglect to remove after surgery. Some of the most common items left behind include:

  • Sponges
  • Needles
  • Towels
  • Remnants of broken instruments
  • Parts of staples

Often the missing instrument is found only upon X-ray once the patient has already become sick or experienced mysterious pain. Emotional consequences like anxiety and depression are also common after an incident of this sort. You don’t have to go through this alone. Our firm can help.

Contact A Lawyer Today

Call our Doylestown law firm today at 267-454-6594 local or 866-214-3323 toll free, or write to us online to schedule your free initial consultation.