Medical Objects Left in Body

Medical Objects Left in Body

West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney

Believe it or not, there are still many instances where a surgeon leaves clamps, sponges, and other objects in their patient's body while performing surgery. Even with all of the advances in imaging technology we have today, these incidents continue to occur. Types of objects commonly left in patients' bodies include needles, knife blades, safety pins, scalpels, clamps, scissors, sponges, towels, and electrosurgical adapters, tweezers, forceps, suction tips and tubes, scopes, ultrasound tissue disruptors, asepto bulbs, cryotomes and cutting laser guides, and measuring devices. In fact, it has been reported that that mistakes in tool and sponge counts happened in 12.5% of surgeries.

Seeking Justice for the Injured in West Virginia

Medical objects left in the body can have serious consequences, including puncturing vital organs and blood vessels and causing internal bleeding or life threatening infection. If discovered, this leads to additional corrective surgeries, additional medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. An experienced West Virginia personal injury law firm such as the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC should be consulted if you believe you or someone you know is the victim of medical malpractice of any type, including the incident of having a medical object left in the body after surgery.

Call our firm today to see and see for yourself what we can do for you in the case of medical malpractice. We are always available to take your call and discuss your case with you. Our attorneys and medical experts will review your case for free, and advise you on your best course of action to pursue in the case of medical malpractice. We have over thirty years of experience and dedication in serving victims of medical malpractice in West Virginia, and can get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve, whether in the form of a settlement or a trial. You deserve proper medical care when you are being treated by a licensed medical professional.

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