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Georgia Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers - The Dow Firm, P.C.

Retained Surgical Sponges • Mistakes

The Dow Firm, P.C. - lawyers handling claims for sponges, clamps, instruments & other foreign bodies/objects left in patients

When a person undergoes a surgical procedure, the physician and the operating team (typically nurses) have an obligation to ensure that no foreign bodies/objects such as surgical sponges, clamps and other instruments are left inside the patient. As obvious and seemingly simple as the task of “counting out” the objects which enter the surgical field may be, objects are routinely left within patients’ bodies. Stated simply, there is no legitimate explanation for the occurrence of such an error. Regrettably, often patients experience very serious (and sometimes fatal) results due to the retention of surgical sponges, clamps, instruments and other foreign bodies/objects.

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In this realm of medical malpractice, there are particular legal tenets which govern the defendants’ liability and a patient’s ability to assert a claim. For instance, Georgia law places a time limit on the period within which a patient may sue his/her providers (doctor(s)/nurse(s)) after discovery of the retained object. Similarly, Georgia’s “captain of the ship” doctrine imposes a certain burden of responsibility/liability upon a physician based upon his/her reliance upon hospital staff.

As with all medical malpractice matters, cases involving retained surgical sponges, clamps, instruments and other foreign bodies/objects require experienced and specialized representation. The Dow Firm, P.C. is qualified to and has successfully provided such representation to parties in foreign object cases.

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The Dow Firm, P.C. is proud to offer services and represent clients with surgery mistakes and related claims in Glynn County (Brunswick, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Everitt, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Sterling, St. Simons Island and Thalman), Brantley County (Atkinson, Hickox, Hoboken, Hortense, Lulaton, Nahunta, Trudie and Waynesville), Camden County (Colesburg, Dover Bluff, Harrietts Bluff, Kings Bay Base, Kingsland, St. Marys, Tarboro, Waverly, White Oak and Woodbine), Wayne County (Jesup, Odum and Screven), McIntosh County (Cox, Crescent, Darien, Eulonia, Pine Harbour, Ridgeville, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Townsend and Valona), Pierce County (Blackshear, Bristol, Mershon, Offerman and Patterson), Chatham County (Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope-Dutch Island, Montgomery, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Whitmarsh Island, Wilmington Island and Vernonburg) and counties throughout the state of Georgia.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is located in Brunswick, GA, however, our firm is able to manage medical malpractice and personal injury cases anywhere in Georgia.

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Retained Surgical Sponges