When a surgeon completes an operation, they need to be careful to check their patient for any objects left in the body before closing surgical incisions. Objects are commonly rested inside the patient to make the surgical process easier or even possible. This can sometimes include the use of small clamps, sponges, or other crucial tools that allow surgeons to complete a range of procedures. However, if these instruments aren’t removed before the patient is closed up after the procedure, that patient may be susceptible to developing very serious and dangerous infections due to these objects.
If you or someone you love has suffered health complications because of objects left behind after a surgery, there may be legal options available to fight for financial compensation for the pain and injury associated with this medical mistake. For more information about getting financial restitution for the harm that has befallen you, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer at the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.
The Danger of Post-Surgical Infections
When a person has surgical materials left inside their body, they risk several different types of health problems. However, infections may be particularly common in these cases. An infection may result in some of the following problems:
Damage to organs
Widespread tissue damage or death
If a person develops an infection because of a surgical tool or piece of material being left in the body, that patient may be entitled to pursue financial compensation from the responsible doctor or hospital their medical bills, the cost of any out-of-pocket expenses, and even the wages they may have lost during treatment and recovery.
If your injuries were caused by a negligent surgeon, we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your injury and suffering. For a no-cost consultation with an experienced legal advisor, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney at the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today.