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Wisconsin Mishandling of Surgical Instruments Attorneys

Doctors and surgeons use a variety of different tools to evaluate your health and help you heal. However, if these instruments are not handled properly, it can cause you serious health problems. For instance, needles can give you the important medication that you need, but they can also give you blood-borne pathogens if they are unsterilized.

Medical professionals should always treat you with the care and attention that you deserve. If they fail in this duty to you, it can have lifelong repercussions on your health. If you are a victim of improperly handled surgery equipment, you should not let this terrible act of negligence go unpunished. To fight back, contact a Wisconsin mishandling of surgical instruments attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Infections from Unsterilized Instruments

Hospitals may house patients with infectious diseases that can easily be transferred from person to person. Therefore, it is important for hospital staff to make sure that all rooms and equipment are properly cleaned and sterilized. If not, it can lead to the transfer of blood-borne diseases such as:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Ebola
  • Marburg virus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

The transmission of diseases like these can have devastating consequences for patients and their families.

Tools Left in the Body after Surgery

Additionally, sometimes surgeons and nurses forget to count their instruments after surgery. This can lead to you retaining tools in your body after the operation. Knives, needles, clamps, cloths, and sponges have all been found in patients’ bodies after surgery. They can lead to problems such as infections and internal damage.

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When doctors and nurses mishandle tools, it can lead to the transfer of sometimes incurable infections, or serious internal damage. If you have suffered from mishandled medical instruments, contact a Wisconsin mishandling of surgical instruments lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case.

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