No. First, you should contact a doctor to discuss. Second, you should search Avoo for a medical malpractice lawyer in your city for a free consultation to discuss the issue.
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I agree with Mr. Lassen. You need to have this addressed with your doctor immediately. Whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim needs to be a addressed by a lawyer in your city or county that handles medical malpractice. Use the Find a Lawyer page on the AVVO site to narrow your search and get a free consultation. Do not delay. Your failure to act promptly may bar any potential claim you have. Good luck!
No, this is not normal at all. The medical profession has been urged to develop surgical checklists similar to an airline pilot's pre takeoff checklist. Therefore, just as the pilot him/herself must check the hydraulics, the electronics, etc., before takeoff, the surgeon him/herself should check that clips are removed prior to ending the surgical procedure. While it is true that a surgeon can delegate certain tasks, it is untrue that the surgeon can walk away from the duty of due care.
Obtain a consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
I practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. However, these concepts are generally universal across the U.S. Do not delay.
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