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Foreign Objects Left in Your Body During Surgery

We are intensely vulnerable during surgery. We rely on the training and skill of the surgeon and the surgical staff to pull us through this dangerous time. Unfortunately, it is tragically common to read of surgeons leaving items in patients during surgery. If this has happened to you, our medical malpractice lawyers can help.

Surgeons have undeniably difficult jobs, but surgical errors such as these are unacceptable. Unfortunately, they are also unacceptably common.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher and Miller have seen some of the following items left in patients:

  • Sponges
  • Needles
  • Forceps
  • Clamps

In the medical profession, mistakes like these are known as “never events,” meaning they are never supposed to happen.

Unfortunately, they do. And the consequences of the resulting infections can include death.

Our medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help if a surgeon has left an item in your body after surgery. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

If you need a medical malpractice lawyer to pursue a claim after a surgical error, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher and Miller today for a free consultation.