A disturbing report that recently revealed that more than 500 objects are left inside patients’ bodies after surgeries each year has medical malpractice attorneys taking note. Watch this video to learn more about some of the most common hospital errors.
Sadly, serious errors by surgeons and hospital staff are much more common than most Americans realize. Between September of 1990 and September of 2010, there were 9,744 paid malpractice judgments and claims with payments totaling more than one billion dollars to patients who suffered the consequences of grave medical mistakes. Lawsuits cited everything from surgical instruments left inside the body to amputation of the incorrect body part.
Medical malpractice has a devastating impact on victims and their families. If you have been hurt by a physician’s negligence, call the Rockville-Gaithersburg office of Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law today at (301) 840-0404 to set up a consultation with an attorney.