A “foreign object” was left in my hand, do I have a medical malpractice case?

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At a Greater Boston area hospital, I was treated for and received stitches for a hand laceration.   It turns out that a “foreign object” was left in the laceration, resulting in an infection.  The doctor then had to reopen the cut in order to remove the “foreign object”.  I am now left with a nasty scar and some numbness. Does this sound like a strong medical malpractice case?  I am planning to consult with a lawyer soon.


Whether you have a strong medical malpractice case will depend on the origin of the “foreign object” and the severity of the resulting injury. I recommend that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your treatment and injury, as well as to discuss the possibility of bring a successful medical malpractice claim. 

Our experienced Greater Boston Area Medical Malpractice Attorneys  handle medical malpractice claims throughout the Greater Boston area including the communities of Braintree, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham,  Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Metheun, Milton, Quincy, Waltham, Weymouth, and Woburn.