Retained Foreign Body Objects

One of the scariest events that can happen to a patient is having a surgery go well only to discover that something is present in the body that did not exist there before. Retained foreign body objects are objects left in the body after a surgery. They can be something as simple as a sponge or something as frightening as scissors or a scalpel. The objects can impede healing, set up infection, and ultimately cause a host of side-effects that could be life threatening. Attorney Stewart discusses what constitutes an actionable claim involving a retained foreign body object, as well as what is not considered a retained foreign body object.