Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney

Retained Foreign Objects After Surgery: An Egregious Form Of Negligence

medical instrumentThere is never an excuse for leaving behind a medical instrument, sponge or towel in a patient’s body following surgery. These traumatic complications are completely preventable. Simple measures and attention to detail can easily prevent a retained foreign object after surgery.

What’s more, patients undergoing operations are at their most vulnerable. While under anesthesia, trust is assumed, yet often shattered when post-operative complications arise from something left behind.

The Lasting Consequences Of Leaving Objects Behind

At Novak LLP, we understand that these types of medical malpractice claims are rife with emotion. When medical professionals fall short, we move quickly to hold them accountable. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, we handle medical malpractice cases throughout the region.

Objects commonly left behind after surgery include:

  • Sponges
  • Instruments
  • Tubing
  • Towels
  • Gauze

Something as simple as a sponge left inside a patient can result in life-threatening complications. Infections from retained objects can claim patients’ lives.

These situations bring about complex medical malpractice litigation. Equipped with more than 75 years of experience, our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to handling all aspects of your claim. We do not pass off complicated cases to other attorneys or firms. In fact, those lawyers and law offices often bring clients to our attention. Our reputation for successful verdicts at trial reflects the high level of determination we will bring to your case.

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For more information on surgical malpractice, call 216-781-8700 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is absolutely free. You won’t owe any attorney fees unless we win your case.