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Every year thousands of patients leave operating rooms with surgical items in their bodies.
Metal objects account for 30 percent of the items left behind. The majority — 70 percent — are fabric, such as gauzy, cotton sponges.
An embedded surgical tool can lead to physical and emotional harm. Many patients carrying surgical sponges suffer for months or years before anyone realizes the cause of the pain. This “not knowing,” as well as physical disability, distress and the diminished capacity to enjoy life, can lead to debilitating depression and anxiety.
Sometimes it is too late to remedy the damage. An infection may be too severe. In other cases, operating again leads to death 35 percent of the time.
If you believe you or a loved one is suffering from such a complication, you may have cause for action. Negligent physicians need to be held accountable for the harm they have caused.
How Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won more than $17 billion for our clients.
We would feel privileged to assist you. For a free consultation and more information about your legal options, please call us at 800-476-6070. If you prefer, you can complete our form, and our client relations representative will contact you shortly.