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Monday, March 1, 2010

Medical Malpractice/Retained Foreign Body, New Orleans, Louisiana

The incidence of surgeons leaving foreign bodies inside patients after surgery happens more frequently than you would imagine and has serious consequences, often leading to additional surgeries and even wrongful death.

Surgical teams have left surgical sponges, pins, blades, clips, gauze, cotton and other medical equipment and instruments inside surgical sites because of carelessness and negligence. The retained foreign bodies can cause damage to tissues, blood vessels and organs and cause life-threatening surgical site infections that can lead to permanent disability or death.

The surgical team, including the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses and healthcare facility can be held legally liable for medical malpractice and negligence if a preventable injury from a retained foreign body occurs. The Cochran Firm has medical malpractice attorneys with the knowledge and expertise to investigate and evaluate instances of retained foreign bodies and they will work meticulously to obtain the financial compensation their client deserves for their pain and suffering due to the negligence of others.

If you live in the New Orleans, Louisiana area and you have suffered unnecessarily due to a retained foreign body after your surgery, please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you to learn what you can do to protect your legal rights and get the financial compensation you deserve.

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