Foreign Objects inside Body Cavity
Surgery can be daunting enough without even considering that a surgeon might make an error during the operation. Unfortunately, the reality is that surgeons do make such errors as a result of their recklessness or carelessness. One of most devastating errors, and most easily avoidable, that medical professionals can make during surgery is leaving a foreign object in a person’s body. This can cause severe health problems for a person, among other devastating consequences.
A surgeon’s care and precision is what makes patients trust him or her, and if this trust is violated because a surgeon left a foreign object in a patient’s body during or after surgery, that injured patient likely has the right to be pursue compensation and justice for their suffering. Our Nashville surgical error attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, are dedicated to helping such injured clients fight for that compensation. If you have suffered from a surgeon leaving an object in your body that is not supposed to be there, call us today at 615-277-2765.
What Might Be Left
Surgery involves many tools and objects, any of which could be left in a person’s body if the surgeon is not careful. Some of these objects might include:
- Surgical instruments
- Gloves / protective wear
- Chemicals / medicines
- Hair / fingernail
Doctors and nurses primary responsibility is to protect the health and well-being of their patients as best as possible, and failing to ensure these and other objects are removed from the body after a surgery is a decided failure in upholding this responsibility.
If you have been hurt because something was left in your body after surgery and you are ready to hold those responsible for this accountable for their negligence, contact an experienced Nashville surgical errors lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today by calling our offices at 615-277-2765.