Sponge, Medical Device Or Surgical Instrument Left In The Patient

Although it might seem surprising, it happens. In fact, hundreds of patients have had medical devices left in their bodies after surgeries. In legal terms, this is known as a retained medical device case. For many who have not experienced this medical mishap, it can seem almost humorous, but for victims of this type of medical negligence and their families, it is no laughing matter. Instruments left behind in surgery can lead to serious illnesses, injuries and wrongful death. If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophe of this kind, make sure you work with a law firm you can trust to obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, we represent clients in a range of medical malpractice matters, including retained medical device. Attorney Kathy A. Dougherty has more than a decade of experience working in hospitals and clinics. This medical knowledge and our lawyers' legal experience and dedication results in focused representation for our clients.

Instruments Left Behind During Surgery Is Clearly Negligence

In most medical malpractice claims, the scientific nuances involved make distinguishing clear evidence of negligence a complicated task, so these cases can be difficult to win. However, when a surgeon leaves behind a sponge, forceps or other instrument inside of a patient after surgery, it is an obvious sign of negligence.

If you have been harmed or lost someone you love as a result of this type of surgical malpractice, our lawyers will fight for your interests to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC

After a surgical error, your first step should be to talk with an attorney. We offer free initial consultations, so you can discuss your case with us to learn about your rights and options. Call us at 614-360-2706 (866-856-0433 toll free) or email us today.

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