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Surgical Instruments During Surgery: Good; Surgical Instruments Still in Body After Surgery: Bad

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 By Mark Leeds

The bright lights of the surgical operating theatre occupied by freshly scrubbed doctors and nurses attentive to their every move that can be seen in movies and TV shows are often just that: the stuff of fictionalized drama. Some of the most egregious forms of medical malpractice have their beginnings in the operating room. Most attorneys in Portland, Oregon will advise you that every case is different and that malpractice cases can be very difficult to prove. That having been said, there are still some very commonplace occurrences that tend to constitute, at best, medical negligence, and at worst, outright malpractice.

One of the most common errors that can lead to a malpractice suit is the failure of surgical personnel to keep an accurate accounting of instruments used, such that one is left behind in the patient’s body. Depending on the type of instrument involved, such malpractice can lead to serious infection and almost always necessitates another surgery, with all of a surgery’s attendant risks, in order to remove it. In a worst case scenario, the instrument can puncture another organ leading to painful and dangerous complications, and in some cases, even death. Obviously, when a patient suspects that malpractice has occurred, attorneys should be consulted before any other action is undertaken.

Whether sickness or injury resulted because of surgical instruments left behind, anesthesia that was not properly administered, medication that was mistakenly prescribed or dispensed, or any other negligence on the part of a doctor or other hospital staff, contacting malpractice attorneys in Portland, Oregon can be one of the best ways for a patient to be protected from further harm and to receive any compensation that is due. Malpractice attorney Mark J Leeds in Portland, Oregon is an aggressive attorney who will pursue every ethical means of getting you the maximum benefits available in your malpractice suit. Call his office today to get the results you are seeking.

Malpractice Attorneys Portland Oregon – Need malpractice attorneys in Portland, Oregon? One who will have the legal background and experience you need to get the justice you may deserve? Personal injury attorney Mark J. Leeds aggressively pursues compensation for his clients. With years of expertise in civil trials and the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics, Mark consistently provides excellent representation for the malpractice victims who are his clients. When you need legal counsel you can trust, Mark J. Leeds is among the best malpractice attorneys in Portland, Oregon. Contact Mark at 503.886.8981 or toll free at 888.446.1999. You can also visit portland-personalinjuryattorney.com.

Mark J Leeds, P.A.
1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 Portland OR 97204 PortlandOR97204 USA 
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