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During hospital stays, doctor visits and routine medical procedures, a variety of serious healthcare issues can arise as a result of a healthcare provider’s mistake.
Surgical Errors & Abandoned Foreign Objects
Errors can occur in a surgical procedure, or if the surgeon performs an unnecessary procedure on a patient. Abandonment of a foreign object refers to situations when the doctor accidentally leaves a foreign object, such as a medical sponge, inside a patient’s body.
Every year, there are an estimated 4,000 cases where hospitals leave behind surgical tools inside the patient’s body, and most of those items are medical sponges. Many hospitals continue to solely rely on manual counting to ensure that no sponges are left behind. However, miscounting occurs often, and the patient becomes the victim.
Numerous other types of medical errors and malpractice can occur. Learn more about hospital error injuries and the rights of patients.
Contact A Personal Injury Attorney | Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medical error, please use the form below or call us toll-free at 1 (800) 541-7358 to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the national law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP.