Medical Mistakes: Operations Performed On The Wrong Side of the Body

by Cohen Bodo

Medical Malpractice LawyerWhen a patient goes in for surgery, they are literally putting their life in the hands of the surgeons. Unfortunately, there are many instances of surgeons operating on the wrong side of the body. The consequences of these mistakes can be devastating. read more

4 complications associated with retained surgical sponges

by Cohen Bodo

Below view of surgeonsAmericans who are going in for a surgical procedure may leave the operating room with more than they bargained for. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that surgeons leave foreign objects within patients’ surgical sites more than 4,000 times every year. More than two-thirds of all retained foreign objects are gauze-like sponges that surgeons use to control blood loss during surgery. These surgical sponges can cause a significant amount of internal damage and even death to unsuspecting patients, as any medical malpractice attorney Lake County knows. The most common complications associated with these preventable surgical errors include:

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