Surgical Tools Left in the Body
One of the most frightening examples of medical malpractice is the much-publicized lost surgical tools. Although relatively rare, sometimes surgical tools used to perform an operation may be left in the body after the incisions are stitched shut. Naturally, this can have a number of serious repercussions on an individual’s health.
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Common Objects Left in the Body
Surgical tools are important to many invasive procedures, and a wide variety of tools are usually used in surgery. Because of the sometimes chaotic environment of surgical rooms – with surgeons, assistants, and nurses often under extreme stress – accidents can happen. Some of the tools most commonly left in the body include:
Foreign objects left in the body are prone to infection, as the body attacks the items in an attempt to protect the body. Additionally, sharp objects pose the risk of causing internal bleeding and other serious problems.
If a surgical tool has been left in the body, you may be vulnerable to serious complications that require additional medical care – and the expenses that go with it. To learn how the Scranton medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., may be able to help you get the financial compensation you deserve, please contact us today by calling .