Nothing Left Behind: Preventing Retained Objects From Surgery By on November 17, 2008

Cedar-Sinai Hospital in California has taken positive steps to prevent foreign objects from being left inside of a patient following surgery.  The problem is very serious, occuring approximately 1 out of every 1000 to 1500 abdominal and chest surgeries.  Cedar Sinai has taken a leadership role in requiring surgeons to x-ray patients prior to closing the body cavity in surgeries at higher risk for leaving foreign objects in the patient.  That seems like a very reasonable step to prevent patients from suffering through unnecessary surgery, serious infections, and even the loss of life. 

Retained foreign objects is a frequent source of litigation because of its dangerous and serious consequences.  At Williamson & Lavecchia, L.C. we have represented numerous victims of hospitals who negligently leave surgical sponges and instruments inside of patients.  For more information, please click here to contact us.

Regards,

Josh Silverman, Esq.

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