Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Stemming From Sponge Left In Woman’s Body Reaches Trial.

Serious medical procedures and surgeries are anxiety-inducing events for all parties involved. While the patient is worried about coming away from the surgery unscathed, the doctors involved are occupied with the meticulous process necessary to complete a complicated surgery. Unfortunately, this process does not always go as smoothly as all parties hope, and serious complications can arise from botched surgeries. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.

In 2010, Eugenia Snowden went into Miami Valley Hospital for a surgical procedure. Now, a lawsuit stemming from the surgery alleges that the surgical team left a laparotomy sponge inside of Snowden. This sponge caused a number of complications for Snowden, and ultimately resulted in her death.

The hospital admits that a sponge was indeed left in Snowden’s body after the surgery, but denies any connection between the sponge and Snowden’s death. Court documents indicate that the 17 hour surgery was far longer than expected, and that the surgeons failed to consult the X-Ray machine to make sure that each sponge had been properly removed from Snowden’s body. Snowden is represented in her personal injury case by attorney Gary Leppla, of Leppla Associates Ltd., in Dayton, Ohio.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligent medical care, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medical malpractice attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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