Six days after his surgery, a 72-year-old patient returned to the hospital with complaints of pains in his throat and an inability to eat. Little did he know that during his most recent procedure to take out a non-cancerous lump in his abdomen, the doctors and nurses forgot to take his dentures out prior to surgery. The result? The man’s false teeth dislodged and stuck in his throat. He was rushed in for immediate surgery to remove the teeth. Medical malpractice is extremely common and this is only one example of how doctors and medical professionals can make mistakes resulting in serious physical injuries the patient would not have otherwise.
Is Leaving Objects In A Surgical Patient Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake while in the course of treating a patient. A medical mistake can actually be a broad spectrum of different things. Most people think of medical malpractice as when a doctor amputates the wrong leg. That is most definitely a medical malpractice but most common forms of this type of lawsuit are less obvious and clear. If a doctor leaves an object inside your body after a procedure that is not supposed to be there, you likely have the basis for a claim for medical malpractice.
What Type of Injuries Are Associated with Medical Malpractice?
Because medical malpractice can be a multitude of mistakes by a health care professional, there are many ways in which a patient could be injured.
Here are some of the more common medical malpractice cases we see:
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Birth Injuries
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Hospital Infections
- Medication Mistakes
- Surgical Errors
Contact an Experienced MA Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has recently been physically injured as a result of a mistake by a doctor, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other losses. Our MA Medical Malpractice Lawyers charge no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.