When Foreign Objects Are Left After Surgery

While there are risks involved with any surgery or operation, you expect and deserve a hospital that adheres to accepted standards of care within the medical community. However, surgeons, doctors, and nurses have unfortunately left foreign objects inside patients after medical procedures. This can cause serious health complications and even death. If you or a family member was harmed due to a foreign body or foreign object being left behind, you may have a medical malpractice claim.

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At Chiariello & Chiariello in Forest Hills, New York, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped clients recover after being victims of surgical errors, particularly foreign objects left after surgery. In New York, even after the statute of limitation has expired, there is a special extension for surgery victims since it may be years until an object is suspected or even discovered. However, once the foreign object is discovered, a person has one year from the day of discovery to file suit.

If you or a family member recently discovered a foreign body or object, you must act quickly. Trust a firm that has helped victims and their families for more than 50 years. Please contact our personal injury law firm today for effective representation for your surgical malpractice case.

Left Behind Surgical Instruments and Other Foreign Bodies

Foreign objects left after surgery include:

  • Surgical instruments
  • Needles
  • Clamps
  • Sponges/towels
  • Gauze
  • Catheters
  • Screw drivers
  • Wingnuts and other medical device parts

The consequences from this kind of surgical negligence can lead to very serious medical complications, including infection, pain, internal bleeding, intestinal blockage, blood clots, and even death. If your loved one has died as a result, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

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To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Glen Cove surgical malpractice lawyer, please contact Chiariello & Chiariello by e-mail or call 888-692-1540. From offices in Glen Cove and Forest Hills, our lawyers represent clients in Queens, the other boroughs of New York City, and Long Island.