Surgical Errors in West Virginia
West Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When undergoing surgery, we all have to have a high level of trust in our surgeons and medical staff assisting in the surgery. Yet, many times, errors occur which are inherent in the process or are the result of a healthcare worker's negligence. Surgical errors can cause more injuries, resulting in additional medical expenses and follow up or corrective surgeries. The medical malpractice of a surgeon or his or her assisting staff gives rise to a claim for damages. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a surgical error, call the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC for a free consultation. We will evaluate your case and determine if you have a claim for financial compensation to help cover the costs of additional procedures, lost wages, and unnecessary pain and suffering caused by the surgical error.
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Medical Objects Left in Body
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.
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.
Seeking Justice for the Injured in West Virginia
We believe that when you are injured as a result of someone's negligence, you should always seek to have those responsible held accountable for their actions. Not only for your own financial remediation but also to help prevent future errors caused by the same parties. The reporting of these errors can help save the lives of others in the future, and contribute to making yourself whole again, compensating you for the suffering or inconvenience you have endured as a result of surgical errors. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our personal injury clients and victims of medical malpractice in West Virginia for over thirty years. We have gained the respect of the legal community by providing a level of dedication unsurpassed in the legal field in West Virginia, and have been rated as one of the top law firms in West Virginia.
You deserve the best legal representation available whenever you are hurt by anyone's negligence. Don't hesitate to consult with an experienced, well respected personal injury attorney.