Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys Kalka & Baer LLC are representing a patient who suffered serious injuries when a surgeon and team of nurses neglected to remove a piece of gauze from the victim's mouth during their thyroidectomy in September 2014.
The gauze, which was discovered and removed, though not before the victim's lung collapsed, caused the victim to suffer acute respiratory failure, necessitating transferal to the intensive care unit of the hospital where they spent 12 hours on a ventilator. The victim spent an additional two days in the hospital and was nearly unrecognizable due to the plastic tubes in their chest which tried to expand their collapsed lung. There were also additional tubes in their throat and nose helping them breathe.
Even after being released from the hospital, the victim remained in substantial pain and nearly missed their child's wedding in October.
As a member of the medical field themselves, the victim desired to resolve the matter before filing, and with the help of Kalka & Baer was able to recover a settlement of $200,000.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to the careless actions of a doctor or member of hospital staff, call Kalka & Baer LLC for a complimentary case evaluation.