Has a Medical Tool Been Left Inside Your Child After Surgery?

A recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that the medical mistake of leaving tools or foreign objects inside a patient during surgery most often occurred in gynecological and gastrointestinal pediatric surgeries, though any child could be at risk for such an event during surgery.

The study reviewed almost 2 millions pediatric operations over 17 years in 36 states and found 413 incidents of objects being left in a child that required follow up surgery.

Leaving a foreign object in a patient’s body is considered to be a medical mistake that is completely preventable and should never happen.  If your child has suffered physical side effects or had to endure a second surgery because of such a mistake, please contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer for more information about your child’s rights.