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Mishandling of Surgical Instruments

When entering the hospital for surgery, you put full trust into your doctors and surgeons to make the necessary decisions for your improved health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, not all medical professionals act with the care and understanding you deserve to expect. Too often individuals going in for surgery will become the victims of mishandled surgical equipment. When a surgeon mishandles equipment or uses incorrect equipment, his or her patient may face painful injuries and staggering recovery costs.

If you or someone you love has suffered unnecessarily due to mishandled surgical equipment, the Cedar Rapids mishandling of surgical instruments attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. can help. Contact our office today at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your options and to get the legal support and assistance you deserve.

Common Forms of Surgical Instrument Mishandling

Surgeons are expected to perform surgeries with all the necessary preparation and diligence. When they do not, tragedies and unnecessary suffering occurs. The mishandling of surgical equipment is one particularly tragic form of medical malpractice. Some common forms of surgical instrument mishandling include:

  • Improper storage of equipment
  • Careless and haphazard transportation of equipment
  • Improper sterilization of equipment
  • Using the wrong equipment
  • Improper use of instruments
  • Use of damaged, malfunctioning, or broken instruments
  • Improper or inadequate training in instrument usage

Any of these careless forms of mishandling surgical instruments can cause physical harm, discomfort, and even death. From this there can be expensive recovery costs, medical bills, missed wages, and other related expenses. That is why it is so important to hole any negligent surgeon or hospital accountable for their inadequate safety measures.

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If you or someone you care about has suffered at the hands of a negligent surgeon or hospital, you have a right to seek fiscal compensation for your hardship. Contact the Cedar Rapids mishandling of surgical instruments lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today at (319) 294-4424 to speak to a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney about your situation.

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