Covington, GA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: Can I sue if surgical staples was left in leg since July 2022 and just find out when I did a xray 8 days ago

They are not suppose to be left in there and I had did a follow up in which the PA did find a few left and removed them and previously my husband find one and removed it as well. I was in the hospital for 3 months undergoing surgeries concerning my leg. Grafts and etc and would need to go back to a surgeon to have them removed. I’m a diabetic as well and the area where the wound is swelling and painful can I sue?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Yes this is a potential case. In most jurisdictions, the time to bring a lawsuit does not begin to run until you discover the malpractice (subject to some limitations) and as long as foreign objects are retained within the body.

You should consult with medical malpractice attorneys right away.

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