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Surgical Instruments Left In Body

Surgical Instruments or Other Foreign Objects Left in Body

When you go in for surgery, you trust your surgeon will improve your health, not make it worse. Unfortunately, due to medical negligence, some patients wake up from surgery with an unwanted item left inside their body. Research suggests that each year in the United States, there are between 4,500 and 6,000 incidents involving surgical tools or other items left inside a patient’s body following a procedure. These surgical errors cause a number of serious and, often, life-threatening complications, including death. Victims of this type of medical negligence may feel they have no one to turn to during this trying time. Fortunately, you can hold negligent medical professionals responsible and recover financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Every patient places their trust in the hands of educated and experienced surgeons who they believe will do everything in their power to heal what ails them and ensure they leave the hospital in better shape than when they arrived. While patients are fully aware of the risk of complications, no patient agrees to a potential complication caused by inattentiveness and reckless actions from the highly trained medical staff.

If you or someone you know has suffered at the hands of a negligent surgeon or other medical professional due to surgical tools or other objects being left in the body, you have legal rights, and Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you protect them. While we can’t take away the physical and emotional pain you’ve gone through, we can help alleviate the financial burden associated with surgical errors.

To learn more about how the Boston surgical mistake lawyers from Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, contact us today at (617) 404-3417 and schedule a free consultation.

Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

When patients suffer from surgical errors, the days and weeks following the operation can be emotionally and physically draining. Learning that the surgeon you trusted put your life at risk and dealing with the repercussions, such as additional necessary procedures, can leave you distraught and dejected. You need a professional medical malpractice attorney who is experienced in these types of cases on your side to handle every step of the process so you can focus solely on your recovery. Hospitals and doctors have a multitude of experienced and high-powered lawyers and insurance agents in their corner for these occasions. Taking them on by yourself is nearly impossible, and will likely end with you receiving much less money than you deserve, if anything. Surgical error cases can be incredibly complicated, so it’s imperative you have an experienced and aggressive attorney by your side who knows how to handle these types of cases and, more importantly, knows how to take on hospital insurance companies and legal teams.

Why Choose Us?

When choosing an attorney to handle what is probably the most overwhelming and tumultuous time in your life, you shouldn’t choose just any attorney. You need one with experience and a reputation for caring for their clients. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we have over a century of combined experience defending victims of medical malpractice across New England. Along with the motivation and determination to get you the financial compensation you so desperately need, we also have abundant resources and a team of legal professionals who won’t rest until your case is settled satisfactorily. While other attorneys may take your case only to accept the first settlement offered by the hospital or insurance company, the Boston attorneys from Crowe & Harris, LLP will keep fighting and working to get you every dollar you need to recover from this nightmare so you can get back to living your life. This dedication is how we have won millions of dollars for our past clients.

Types of Objects Left Inside the Body Cases We Handle

The human body cannot operate correctly when foreign objects are inside of it. Complications will arise almost immediately, and you’ll more than likely require additional surgeries to remove the object and repair any damage it caused. Some of the most common objects left behind by surgeons, nurses, or other medical professionals who are inattentive or reckless include the following:

  • Sponges
  • Retractors
  • Clips and clamps
  • Scalpels or other sharp instruments
  • Forceps
  • Needles

When these objects are left behind, they can cause serious pain, risk of infection, and even death if they puncture major organs. Through a successful lawsuit, you may be able to recover financial compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, such as the cost of surgery required to remove the object and repair any damage it caused
  • Lost wages for missed work during recovery
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

In the tragic event that your loved one was killed after a foreign object was left inside their body after surgery, Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. Through this kind of claim, you may be able to recover compensation for funeral expenses, burial expenses, loss of consortium, and more.

Contact Us Today

Don’t spend another moment worrying about how you’re going to pay for your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages because you couldn’t return to work. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we will hold every person responsible for your injuries accountable and recover the maximum amount of compensation you need to avoid financial ruin and move on with your life. We will treat your case with the care and attention to detail it deserves so you can focus on your health and recovery.

Call our lawyers today at (617) 404-3417 and speak with a legal representative about how to take the next step.

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