Retained Surgical Instruments
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Chicago
Patients, as well as surgeons, are aware that unforeseen complications could arise during the procedure and quick, pressure-packed decisions will need to be made to the best of their ability. What most patients probably would never expect is to run the risk of their surgeon leaving inside them a medical tool or device by mistake. This is perhaps the epitome of negligence.
Doctors have been given recommendations – a system for counting surgical tools that is designed to eliminate the possibility of leaving foreign objects inside the body of a patient. But, as recommendations and not requirements, it still occurs. If you have discovered that you have a foreign object left in your body after a surgery, call our Chicago medical malpractice firm.
Complication That Can Arise
Clearly, surgical objects are not meant to be in the body. As a giant network of biological systems, your body will work hard to fight the foreign object, and this can result in a number of potentially deadly complications. The longer the object goes undiscovered, the more severe they can be.
Patients with retained surgical objects could suffer:
- Severe infections – the object may introduce outside microbes that could begin to multiply.
- Deadly organ complications – as the object moves around inside the body, it has the potential to cut a vital organ, cause internal bleeding, and potentially cause death.
The minute you have discovered a foreign object, seek medical attention. Once your health has been stabilized, it’s important to know that you can be compensated for your injustice.
Seeking Legal Representation
We at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC have been fighting for patients just like you for a nearly combined 140 years. We have won more than $400 million for our clients. We have a drive to uphold what is right in the eyes of the law and what is best for you. We will fight for what you are owed and continue to fight so that no one else has to experience this medical negligence.
Call our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys today at (312) 313-0266 to put dedicated, proven professionals on your side.