Malpractice Involving Retained Surgical Instruments
Surgeons and staff are supposed to count surgical instruments before and after surgery. Unfortunately, mistakes are made and instruments and sponges are left in patients. The results can be deadly. Serious and life-threatening infection, perforation of the bowel or another organ, toxic shock, and severe pain and suffering can result when any foreign bodies are left in a patient after surgery.
In the best case scenario, someone who has had a surgical instrument left in his or her body may have to undergo the risks and pain involved with a subsequent surgery to remove a sponge, surgical clip, scalpel, forceps, retractor or other object. In other cases, the consequence may be sepsis, organ failure and death. Even if recovery is possible after a surgical instrument is left in a patient, it is often a long, painful and extremely expensive process.
At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, we welcome your inquiries about your legal options for filing a retained surgical instrument malpractice lawsuit. Contact our respected Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your surgical error case in a free consultation.
Attorneys Holding Careless and Negligent Surgeons and Nurses Accountable
A surgical instrument left in a patient is one of the most clear-cut cases of surgery malpractice we can imagine. Even so, hospitals and their insurance companies may decide to fight these claims with all of their significant financial and legal resources.
At MyPhillyLawyer, we are not afraid to face large law firms and legal departments to fight for the compensation you need and deserve for your surgery malpractice injury or loved one's wrongful death. We are prepared to be powerful advocates for your rights and your well-being in both settlement negotiations and at trial.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced and aggressive surgery malpractice lawyer regarding your instrument left in a patient case, contact our Philadelphia retained instruments lawsuit attorneys today. We are proud to offer caring guidance and effective representation to malpractice victims throughout Pennsylvania.
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