Cincinnati Foreign Objects Inside Body Cavity Lawyer
There are risks associated with virtually all types of surgery. Although technology and surgeons’ understanding of the body is constantly improving, there is always a risk of complications. But there is simply no excuse for negligent acts on the part of surgeons and other medical professionals. Avoidable surgical errors can cause further pain and injury for patients, especially if a foreign object is left inside a surgical incision.
Retained surgical objects can cause serious health complications and may result in the need for reentry into the surgical site. This process can cause unnecessary pain and expense for patients. If your health has been compromised by an object left in the body following surgery, please contact a Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 for a free consultation.
Commonly Retained Surgical Objects
A surgical procedure may be intended to implant a medical device or remove a harmful growth from a person’s body, but unintentionally leaving an object inside the body can cause serious damage. This type of surgical error can have serious consequences, especially if further surgery is required to remove the retained object. The following surgical objects are commonly left behind by negligent surgeons:
- Surgical sponges
- Metal clips
- Plastic retainers
- Other surgical implements
Any surgical object that is not intended to be left in a patient’s body can lead to serious health complications, including puncture wounds and the risk of infection.
If you or someone you love has suffered further injury or pain from an object left in the body cavity after surgery, please contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your options for seeking justice and fair compensation.