One of the more common types of surgical errors to occur is when an object is left inside a patient. It can be shocking for any victim to discover that a surgeon left behind an object inside their body, a phenomenon known as “retained foreign object.” This type of medical negligence can lead to further damage, serious injury or even death. Infection, punctured blood vessels/organs and other types of internal damage can result in serious complications to a patient.It has been reported that every year about 1,500 patients are the victim of this type of surgical error. Common bbjects that may be left inside a patient include:
- suction tubes;
- calipers; and
The potential risks that these foreign objects pose to a patient can be very serious. If you have been the victim of an object being left inside of you after undergoing surgery, contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer who can talk to you about your options for legal redress. Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life as the result of medical malpractice. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.