Here at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, our Bowling Green, Ohio medical malpractice lawyers represent clients that have been involved in instances where there was a failure to diagnose a foreign body in a wound. It should be standard procedure that when a hospital or doctor is presented with a patient who has some sort of wound on the skin, they examine the area thoroughly to ensure that there is not a foreign body in the wound. More often than you may realize, these foreign bodies are left inside, which can lead to a serious medical complication including damage to the nerves and infections.
Although a foreign body in a wound may be identified, there still may be complications involved with removing the foreign body like the failure to remove the entire foreign body, the unsuccessful removal of the object, or the causing of significant tissue damage during the attempt to remove the foreign body. However, it is essential that the foreign body is properly identified so that proper medical care can be provided in a timely manner.
Failing to diagnose that a foreign body is inside of a wound could give rise to a Bowling Green, Ohio medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to prove your case, there must be enough evidence to show that a foreign body was, in fact, in the wound at the time the patient was in the hospital or at the doctor’s as well as that there was a reasonable basis to suspect that there was a foreign body inside the wound. Establishing that there was a serious injury as a result of the doctor’s failure to identify the object is also necessary in proving your case.
In order to determine whether or not you need to file a medical malpractice case, you should contact our office as soon as you are able. There are strict deadlines for filing cases and missing these would mean that your case could never be filed. Consult with a personal injury attorney today.
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