Many operating rooms have developed checklists and double-checking protocols to prevent the common surgical error of leaving a foreign object in a patient's body. However, retained products continue to be a common mistake of surgeons and their technical teams.
It is not a complicated process to convince medical malpractice insurers of the need for remediation in cases involving retained objects in surgical sites. However, there is no guarantee that a medical malpractice insurer will pay what such an injury is really worth to the patient who must undergo surgery again, risking ill effects very soon after an initial surgery. Our medical malpractice lawyers in New Haven are prepared to pursue the compensation you deserve after a wrong site surgical error incident.
In worst-case scenarios, a retained object such as a sponge or a scalpel can cause infection or other physical damage. Even when there is no serious damage, the person with the foreign object in his or her body will have to be operated on again to allow a surgeon to remove the offending object. Every surgery involves risk. Furthermore, recovery may be more difficult the second time.
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Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., has the skill necessary to help you achieve economic justice after suffering harm due to surgical malpractice. Our attorneys apply years of experience gained at some of Connecticut's largest and most prestigious law firms to every medical malpractice case. We have won many significant and challenging cases for our clients. We have received high ratings under Martindale-Hubbell's peer-review system*, A.M. Best and Avvo.com.
Retained Objects In Surgical Site? Lawyers At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., Can Evaluate Your Case
If a surgeon left a foreign object in your body and you must have surgery again to get it removed, you deserve fair compensation. Contact us and schedule a free consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers will not be paid unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your favor.
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