Surgical Tools Left Behind after Surgery

Getting justice and compensation for medical malpractice

Millions of operations are performed flawlessly in the United States every year, but some operations are not. When mistakes are made — like leaving tools in a patient’s body — you deserve to know what happened. And you deserve compensation.

In many such cases, it is necessary to re–operate on a patient already weakened by surgery. Preventing such errors is a matter of counting — knowing what tools were brought into the operating room and counting to make sure all those tools are removed. When counting procedures are bypassed, if the negligence causes serious injury or death, the surgeon and hospital should be held accountable.

Tools left in a patient have included:

  • Scalpels
  • Forceps
  • Needles, needle holders
  • Sponges
  • Blades
  • Towel and tubing clamps
  • Retractors
  • Surgical scissors
  • Metal safety pins
  • Other instruments and utensils

If surgical tools left in the body caused injury, talk to a medical malpractice attorney.

The lawyers at Lommen Abdo have the experience and resources to investigate surgical mistakes and find answers and justice for their clients. Call 612.587.2925 or send an email for a free consultation. We represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.