Objects that are left inside the body after an operation are blatant errors in medical practice. Nearly 6,000 times per year, surgeons and other medical professionals leave objects behind in the bodies of their patients when conducting surgery, resulting in health consequences and pain and suffering. As no official record of these incidents are kept, it may indeed occur far more often.
The prevalence of this incredibly irresponsible behavior truly elucidates the extent to which the American healthcare system is broken. Yet, the healthcare industry has largely refused to take basic steps towards rectifying these problems, and due to its extensive lobbying power, these and other errors are likely to continue (see the following exposes for revelatory evidence of this healthcare travesty: What Surgeons Leave Behind; How American Healthcare Killed My Father).
Your only effective course of action is to advocate for your legal rights to compensation in circumstances of malpractice, and no attorney in New Jersey is better equipped to represent these rights than Anthony Macri, who for over 30 years has not only conducted thousands of successful lawsuits, but personally attempted to bring the prevalence of blatant medical malpractice such as this to the public's attention. To him, even though the leaving of objects in the bodies of patients may not result in the most serious types of injuries caused by medical malpractice, it is so avoidable that it remains an absolute travesty on the part of the healthcare industry. It also raises serious doubts about whether the medical professionals responsible should be practicing in their respective fields.
When blatant negligence occurs, the burden of proof in civil cases changes. It rests with the defendant(s) to exculpate themselves and demonstrate that they were not in fact negligent. Often times, when these situations arise during surgery, the defendants will resort to attacking one another, as legally they cannot deny that negligence did in fact occur. In legal terms, this is known as res ipsa loquitor, and it is one of the most desirable situations for any plaintiff, because you are virtually guaranteed to receive some level of compensation (which will vary substantially based on the circumstances). Rather than attacking your case, defendants may spend their time assuring that the majority of the blame is not assigned to them, affecting less the level of your compensation (based largely on the damages you have suffered, the insurance of the defendants, what the defendants are together willing to pay, AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR ATTORNEY) and more the way in which liability is allocated.
Although these types of cases may not always result in severe injuries, they raise serious question whether the negligent parties should be practicing in this field and therefore you deserve effective legal representation. Both for the compensation you are rightfully owed, and for the sake of this country's healthcare system, you ought to take action as soon as possible. Anthony Macri will personally conduct the entire lawsuit, and advocate relentlessly for you at trial should the need arise (Anthony Macri on Trying Cases). For an ally in the courtroom, contact Anthony J. Macri at 973-538-6200.