Retained Foreign Object
Going through a lawsuit can be an overwhelming experience for individuals and families. Your situation itself is stressful and that is compounded with legal processes and the burden of having to gather information and evidence for your case. Some of that stress can be alleviated by having a dedicated attorney on your side to guide you through the process. We are here for you and your family.
At Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A., our attorneys have decades of experience. We are knowledgeable of the law and processes, confident in court and sustain a well-respected reputation throughout the court system. With our attorneys at your side, you can be confident that we are doing everything within the confines of the law to fight for you and your family.
You Left a Towel in Me!
When you go into a surgery you understand that there are risks. However, you do not expect that your doctor will be negligent in the services he or she provides. Retained foreign object is one surprisingly common mistake that is caused by the negligence of a medical practitioner. Leaving a towel, sponge or instrument in your body is not an uncommon error. It can be extremely dangerous and costly. You could be facing:
- Damaged tissue
- Perforation of organs
- Severe post-operative infection
- Failure to heal correctly resulting from the object
- Blood clots
- Sharp pain
- Chronic pain
- Additional surgeries
In these procedures it is of the utmost importance that all instruments, sponges and towels are counted prior to closing the wound. And, if for some reason, anything is missing, the medical professionals should do an X-ray or scan to ensure that they are found prior to causing serious damage. Our team will use medical experts to examine the process that was used in your case and fight for the compensation that you deserve.