Lawyers with Extensive Surgeon Malpractice Experience in NY
Though there are numerous safety precautions and checklists for equipment in a hospital operating room, surgical errors still occur. Unfortunately, even with the vigilance of the surgical staff, foreign objects are sometimes left inside patients. Whether it is a surgical sponge, a metal instrument, part of a glove or another object, these situations can result in serious injuries, subsequent surgeries and even death for the patient.
At the law offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we have extensive experience handling a range of medical malpractice cases, including those involving foreign objects left in a patient after surgery and other surgical errors. Our attorneys work closely with clients and their families to ensure that we are structuring the case in a way that is going to suit their needs, goals and best interests. It is important to us that clients get the compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered due to medical negligence. Contact us today to discuss your surgical error questions and concerns.
Medical Foreign Object Injuries & Legal Options
When a foreign object is left inside a patient during surgery, a number of issues can arise, such as:
- The patient can have a negative immuno response to the foreign object, becoming extremely sick.
- An infection can develop as a result of bacteria that was on the object.
- The body may attempt to isolate the object, resulting in scarring.
- Additional surgeries may be required to remove the object. The death of the patient can occur if the object is obstructing blood flow.
- Death can also occur if pieces of the object break off and travel throughout the body.
Regardless of the type of injury you suffered or the type of object that was left inside you, our firm can help you explore your options for seeking compensation for the losses you have suffered. Some patients have permanent disabilities as a result of these types of situations. Negligent hospital personnel and other negligent parties must be held accountable for their actions and lack of attention to detail.
Contact an Albany Surgical Error Lawyer Today
We can help you take action after a surgical error or other act of medical malpractice has left you injured. Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Latham, Troy, or Saratoga Springs, NY. Flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.