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Surgical or Foreign Objects Left in the Body After Surgery

Legal Assistance from West Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorneys

A surgeon requires training, education, and technical knowledge in surgical practices. They must understand the necessary protocols for performing the work and receive continued education in their respective field. They should also know how to respond to any emergencies that arise.

It may be shocking fact to confront, but foreign objects being left in the body after surgery happens far more frequently than we would like. As West Virginia medical malpractice lawyers, Berthold Law Firm, PLLC has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those who have been harmed due to surgical negligence. Contact us today!

Why Do Surgical Mistakes Happen?

When foreign objects are left in the body, it can lead to life-threatening complications, including infection, organ damage, unbearable pain, and sadly, even death. The sufferer and his or her family is forced to endure the emotional toll that additional surgery and hospitalization to correct the mistake.

If you have suffered, talk to us! If your case involved a surgeon or medical technician who has left behind a foreign object or a surgical instrument in you or a loved one’s body, we can investigate further into the matter. We have represented a variety of cases over the years.

Some examples foreign objects left in the body include:

  • Bandages
  • Scalpels
  • Gauze
  • Sponges
  • Gloves
  • Shards of glass
  • Broken heart valves
  • Needles

Infection is one of the biggest risks to patients. The body will immediately recognize the object as foreign and will attempt to fight it off, which is what makes patients very sick. This can also lead to infection if the objects were not properly sterilized. Our West Virginia medical malpractice attorneys can review the details surrounding your case to determine where and how the surgical mistake occurred.

We Stand Strong for You! Contact Us

At Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that surgical errors, especially leaving foreign objects in the body, is inexcusable. In our over 70 years of experience, we have worked tirelessly to achieve justice for our clients, becoming one of the top-rated firms in West Virginia and securing millions of dollars in compensation. Our personal injury team wants to protect your legal rights as well as advocate for your best interests.

Contact us by calling (304) 605-2040 to schedule your initial appointment.

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