Foreign Object Malpractice
All surgeries inherently carry some form of risk. As a Chicago patient, you don’t expect one of those risks to be that your surgical team would make a mistake and leave a surgical sponge inside your body after the procedure is completed. To cut down on errors involving foreign objects retained after surgery, hospitals and other healthcare facilities often have procedures in place to guard against these errors. When medical personnel follow proper procedures, the likelihood of error decreases. However, medical negligence can still happen and if it does, the impact on a patient can range from serious injury to life-threatening illness.
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There are many factors, which may occur in the operating room that can lead to an increased risk of retained foreign objects. One reason for an increased risk is the body mass index of the patient. Sponges and other instruments may slip into an area that is not easily seen by medical personnel and could be left inside a patient after surgery. Another reason for increased risk is a lengthy surgery. The longer it takes to perform the surgery the more likely a mistake is to be made as staff may mistakenly think that the object count was already performed. Yet another reason for increased risk for retained foreign objects is emergency or urgent cases. When time is of the essence and people are hurrying to stabilize a patient or perform a procedure quickly, a proper count of instruments may not be completed, thus making a post-operative count of medical instruments difficult.
While healthcare professionals do their best to adhere to procedures that reduce the risk of a retained foreign object after surgery, they should also be especially alert to any patient complaints post-operatively to ensure there were no mistakes made. When a patient complains of pain or displays other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, fever, or lethargy, medical personnel should take these issues seriously and screen the patient for possible causes including a retained object from surgery. Considering this possibility can be a matter of life or death for a patient.
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If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury as a result of medical malpractice, negligence or carelessness of a Chicago doctor or other Chicago health care provider, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. Me and my team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me or one of my experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Me and my experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.