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Can I sue a hospital if a surgeon left a sponge inside my body after a surgery?

Yes, you can a hospital if a surgeon left a sponge inside your body after surgery. This type of case can also be referred to as “retained sponge” cases.  Despite the training and required procedures, oftentimes a surgical sponge is left in the body after surgery has been performed on the patient.  When a sponge is left inside the patient’s body, it often causes internal injuries, and sometimes even death.  

If a surgeon leaves a sponge inside your body after surgery, and you suffer serious injury due to this error, you do have means to sue the Michigan hospital in which the surgery was performed at.  This type of lawsuit is called a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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