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The effects of sponges left in the body after surgery

Posted on April 29, 2015 2:16 pm under Medical Malpractice

Sponges are used in almost all invasive medical procedures. These medical items can vary in size and shape, from more than a foot long towel to small gauze pads. Because these items are frequently used, sponges are among the items most commonly left inside a patient’s body.

Sponges left behind could inflict serious medical damage to one’s health. For instance, a gauze pad left inside a person’s abdomen may cause perforation in the large intestine. It may also squeeze itself between abdominal organs, causing a myriad of different health problems, such as infections, hemorrhaging, and dangerous tissue adhesions. All these and more may translate to unnecessary medical costs, lost time at work, and decreased quality of life.

There is no excuse for inadvertently leaving any medical instrument inside a patient’s body. To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt by a negligent medical practitioner in Wisconsin, speak with our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.