Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A. Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.

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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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This is a suvenir you don't want to have from your surgery

Most people expect to go home with the promise of better health after a surgery, but sometimes they go home with an unwanted souvenir. A surgical souvenir is something that your surgeon -- or the surgical team that performs your procedure -- leaves behind in your body after they suture you up.

Your surgeon is managing a lot of different things during your surgery, and he or she could be operating under a tight schedule with another surgery coming up next. In this environment, the surgical team could become negligent and forget to cover all of its bases. Failing to complete the necessary double-checking procedures during your surgery can result in big mistakes that leave you severely injured.

Surgical souvenirs might include pieces of suture, clamps, sponges and other surgical implements and materials that the team used during your procedure. For example, maybe you went in for a routine hernia operation, and everything about the surgery went well, but the surgeon left a small sponge inside you. This sponge could cause a reaction in your body, leading to intense pain and other severe symptoms -- and you'll likely need another surgery to remove it.

If you experience an unusual amount of pain following any kind of surgery in Florida, you should contact your doctor immediately. It could mean that something went wrong. Don't try to "tough through it" -- especially if it seems like the pain is not letting up.

Surgical patients who suffer the difficult experience of having a surgical souvenir may be able to seek financial restitution in court. In such a personal injury case, if successfully navigated, plaintiffs can pursue remuneration for the costs associated with their medical care, pain and suffering damages, lost income, and other problems resulting from their injuries.

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