Some Common Objects That May Be Retained After New Hampshire & Vermont Surgeries

When crucial surgeries are performed, doctors and nurses often place objects inside the patient's body to aid in the procedure. While it is essential that these objects are removed before the surgery is completed, some medical professionals are negligent and fail to do so.

Foreign objects retained after surgery can cause significant harm to the patient. Medical tools can pose serious risk to blood vessels and crucial organs. They also can pose a serious risk of infection after surgery, which can be life-threatening to those inflicted with it.

There are some objects that are more commonly left in a patient after surgery. These include:

  • Surgical sponges
  • Gauze or cotton
  • Pins and clips
  • Blades, scissors, or other tools

When objects are retained after surgery, they can pose a serious risk to patients. Sponges, pins, and other tools can result in:

  • Life-threatening infections
  • Damage to blood vessels or tissue
  • Additional surgery and medical care

These damages can have a significant effect on those who retain objects after surgery, resulting in additional medical bills, missed time at work, and real instances of pain and suffering. Victims of New Hampshire medical malpractice have to suffer the consequences of the negligence of other doctors and nurses.
If you or a loved one has been injured by objects retained after a surgery, contact the New Hampshire medical malpractice attorneys at Van Dorn and Curtiss today. We may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries, helping you to get your life back after someone else's mistake.

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