Sponge Left inside Florida Judge’s Stomach after Surgery

According to a report in the Sun Sentinel, a sponge left inside a Florida judge’s stomach after surgery created the need for additional surgery and significantly affected his quality of life. This could call for a medical malpractice case.  Nelson Bailey, 68, a Palm Beach County judge, initially underwent surgery only for diverticulitis, a painful digestive disorder. However, a sponge that was as big as a washcloth was left inside him. He suffered for the next 5 months before it was finally discovered.  Additionally, he was given the wrong pain medication because the nurse failed to check the label before she administered it. Although it caused some problems initially, in the long-term he suffered no consequences. It was later that the excruciating pain began. This was finally discovered after several CT scans and x-rays were taken.  Although the doctor offered to remove the sponge at no cost to the judge, Bailey opted for another clinic to perform the surgery. He also sued the doctor, receiving an undisclosed settlement.  Although Bailey received a financial settlement, it has affected his qualify of life as a long-time horseman. Now he can’t sit for long periods of time on a horse, something he planned on doing a lot of when he retired.  If you were the victim of medical negligence, then you should consult with a Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your case.

Contacting a Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a medical mistake you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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